Definition of rainmaker
1 : a person who produces or attempts to produce rain by artificial means
2 : a person (such as a partner in a law firm) who brings in new business; also : a person whose influence can initiate progress or ensure success
rainmakingplay \-ˌmā-kiŋ\ noun
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Boutros isn't shy about describing his rise from outpost generalist for Morgan Stanley to tech-world rainmaker.
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Legal Definition of rainmaker
: a person (as a partner in a law firm) who brings in new business
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