tycoon

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noun ty·coon \tī-ˈkün\

Definition of tycoon

  1. 1a :  a businessperson of exceptional wealth, power, and influence :  magnateb :  a top leader (as in politics)

  2. 2 :  shogun

Examples of tycoon in a Sentence

  1. an oil tycoon who's widely considered the most powerful man in the county

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Origin and Etymology of tycoon

Japanese taikun


First Known Use: 1857


TYCOON Defined for English Language Learners

tycoon

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Definition of tycoon for English Language Learners

  • : a very wealthy and powerful business person


TYCOON Defined for Kids

tycoon

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noun ty·coon \tī-ˈkün\

Definition of tycoon for Students

  1. :  a very powerful and wealthy business person



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