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 The transit system’s biggest moneymaker, Metrorail, had lost about 80 percent of its riders during the pandemic, although ridership has rebounded recently alongside the reopening of more downtown office buildings. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2022 Instead, the company has been trying to build its own profitable streaming business before the flow of cash from traditional TV, still its big moneymaker, runs dry. New York Times, 29 May 2022 Presently, what all this means is that for Square, its merchant services platform is a solid moneymaker, while payments hardware is just a necessary evil. Sam Shawki, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 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 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 17 Aug. 2022.

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