mon·​ey·​mak·​er | \ ˈmə-nē-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce moneymaker (audio) \

Definition of moneymaker

1 : one that accumulates wealth
2 : one (such as a plan or product) that produces profit

Other Words from moneymaker

moneymaking \ ˈmə-​nē-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce moneymaker (audio) \ adjective or noun

Examples of moneymaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In some cases, like mine, the husband made more money at one point, and now the wife is the main moneymaker. Sandi Bragar, Forbes, 6 May 2022 Today, the Mafia’s role in Las Vegas is considered insignificant, but nostalgia for the era of made men has emerged as a big moneymaker. New York Times, 20 May 2022 Angry motorists and civil-rights advocates, claim the devices only serve as a moneymaker for local governments, infringe on due-process rights, and intrude on their privacy. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 19 May 2022 Still, the movie proved to be a moneymaker, grossing over $179 million worldwide, and a popular seller on DVD at the time. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2022 Typically most charter vessels do double-duty and the owner uses any charters to offset operating expenses, rather than as a moneymaker. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 25 Feb. 2022 Memory chips, which have proved to be a key moneymaker for Samsung, will continue to be a focus area with further investment planned, according to the firm. Michelle Toh, CNN, 24 May 2022 Even as streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ have lured millions of people from broadcast networks, sports have remained a reliable moneymaker. John Koblin, New York Times, 3 Feb. 2022 The drinks business has been an alluring moneymaker for Hollywood celebrities over the last few years, from beer to wine to gin to hard seltzer to even non-alcoholic beverages primarily marketed as mixers. Rachel King, Fortune, 1 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of moneymaker

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Moneymaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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