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 moneymaker (audio) \ adjective or noun

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Recent Examples on the Web The fast-growing crop, which can be used to make everything from clothing to lotions to CBD edibles, was heralded as a moneymaker that could help prop up the state’s dwindling number of small family farms., "‘We feel like the ugly stepchildren of cannabis.’ Mass. hemp farmers wait in regulatory purgatory," 29 Apr. 2021 But the Oscars are also a moneymaker for studios interested in leveraging prestige to boost ticket sales — in ordinary years, anyway — and to attract bankable artists to work with them, whether established or new. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, "Why do the Oscars matter?," 16 Apr. 2021 That’s Part One: Build a moneymaker — that is, a small services business that solves a problem for large companies. Lewis Schiff, Forbes, "The Smartest Business Model Ever (Part 1: Build A Moneymaker)," 6 Apr. 2021 Indoor garden alone was the company’s biggest moneymaker, $14.3 billion or 10.8% of sales, as compared to the next highest category appliances with 9% of sales. Pamela N. Danziger, Forbes, "How Home Depot And Lowe’s Will Grab Share In The Burgeoning $33 Billion Outdoor Living Market," 4 Apr. 2021 The cancellation of the organization’s primary moneymaker in 2020 led to profits by the third quarter of the year being down by 78 percent, or $4.7 million, compared with 2019, Brewster said. Washington Post, "Maryland state fairgrounds in ‘shambles,’ officials say, but there’s not enough money for repairs," 22 Feb. 2021 The men’s basketball tournament is the N.C.A.A.’s principal moneymaker, and the association’s decision to cancel the 2020 event cost it more than $800 million. Alan Blinder, New York Times, "The Pandemic Playbook for March Madness," 15 Mar. 2021 Early claiming by workers of all incomes is, in effect, a moneymaker for Social Security. Scott Burns, Dallas News, "The case for adjusting Social Security benefits to help lower-income workers," 14 Mar. 2021 Alabama football is the moneymaker and the king and always will be, but the energy of a front-and-center Alabama basketball culture can be more transformative to the image of the university. Joseph Goodman |, al, "Does Alabama want to be a basketball school?," 4 Mar. 2021

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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 10 May. 2021.

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