mon·​ey·​mak·​er | \-ˌmā-kər \

Definition of moneymaker 

1 : one that accumulates wealth

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

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moneymaking \ -​kiŋ \ adjective or noun

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Heart disease is the most common cause of death around the world, according to the World Health Organization, so of course companies want to work on a problem that could have a huge impact and be a real moneymaker. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Why an Apple Watch with EKG matters," 12 Sep. 2018 But O'Brien points out that Google News isn't actually a big moneymaker for Google. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "An EU copyright bill could force YouTube-style filtering across the Web," 11 Sep. 2018 Winner-take-all tournaments are moneymakers for media partners, increasingly so. Tom Krasovic,, "MLB is moving toward NFL model that John Moores touted as Padres owner long ago," 18 June 2018 Despite such complaints, stool seating is often a moneymaker. Alina Dizik, WSJ, "Pull Up a Stool: Restaurants Squeeze in More Seats," 4 July 2018 Though major credit-rating companies have diversified since 2008, ratings remain a key moneymaker. Gunjan Banerji, WSJ, "S&P Global Moves to Start Ratings Business in China," 24 May 2018 White's anger toward longtime UFC moneymaker McGregor seemed genuine, but others quickly pointed out that a McGregor-Nurmagomedov fight might be more lucrative after Thursday's drama. The Washington Post,, "Conor McGregor remains in police custody after rampage at UFC media event," 6 Apr. 2018 Keep that in mind as the Detroit Auto Dealers Association mulls new dates and other changes for the show that’s become one of Detroit’s signature events and a biggest moneymaker businesses. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Here’s how to save the Detroit auto show," 22 June 2018 Eight of the 10 aforementioned moneymakers, and Prescott too, are homegrown. Albert Breer,, "Everybody Wants to Talk to Lincoln Riley," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of moneymaker

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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