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

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

Examples of moneymaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rhode Island’s experience bolsters the argument of Massachusetts legislators like Lesser who say sports betting isn’t a relative moneymaker., "“It’s that easy,” Sununu said.," 31 Dec. 2019 For automakers, that means more profits because large SUVs are among the industry’s biggest moneymakers, rivaled only by full-size pickups, which are also getting bigger. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Why SUVs are getting bigger and bigger: GM, Toyota, Ford enlarge hefty vehicles," 28 Dec. 2019 With the successful launch and docking of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, the Russians are aware that one of the moneymakers for its own space program is in jeopardy. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "The 20 most popular sci-tech stories of 2019," 24 Dec. 2019 Alphabet — an umbrella corporation that the two created in 2015 — still boasts Google as its central fixture and key moneymaker., "Page and Brin, in announcing the news Tuesday, said the company has ‘‘evolved and matured’’ in the two decades since its founding.," 4 Dec. 2019 DIRECTOR Federico Veiroj Uruguay's most in-demand actor-director, Daniel Hendler, stars as zealous moneymaker Humberto Brause, who throws himself into the family business of buying and selling currency. Tara Bitran, The Hollywood Reporter, "Oscars: A Guide to All 92 Foreign-Language Submissions," 7 Nov. 2019 Those feet are nasty and those are Brown’s moneymakers. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, "Kurtenbach: Why Antonio Brown’s bizarre foot injury isn’t a real issue for the Raiders… yet," 9 Aug. 2019 In Wine Country, Wolf and Brown will focus more on the catering aspect of their business which was moneymaker in San Francisco. Justin Phillips,, "San Francisco’s Marla Bakery to close Nov. 27 and move to Santa Rosa," 5 Nov. 2019 The IndyCar Series itself is not a moneymaker and is propped by the Indy 500 and the speedway, which receives a sizeable payout from NASCAR’s television package. Jenna Fryer, The Denver Post, "Roger Penske jumped at chance to protect iconic Indianapolis track," 5 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of moneymaker

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Moneymaker.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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