Feeling broke, impoverished, or impecunious? These high-rolling words will enrich your vocabulary, if not your bank account.
: a very rich man
"Athina Onassis, the only descendant of Greek croesus Aristotle Onassis, and the sole heir to his fortune turned 30 years old last Thursday January 29. One of the most memorable gifts she received for her birthday was her own inheritance."
- Ioanna Zikakou, Greek Reporter, February 2, 2015
About the Word:
The real-life Croesus was king of Lydia, in modern-day Turkey. It was here that coins of pure gold and pure silver are believed to have been minted for the first time. His command over riches made Croesus and his kingdom legendarily wealthy in their day, until Lydia was defeated by the Persians in 547 BC.