One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who seeks to become rich through marrying someone wealthy.
- ‘As for his worries about your being a fortune-hunter when there is no fortune, chalk that up to an artificial barrier he has thrown up.’
- ‘Instead, fearful of being branded a common fortune-hunter, she quickly told her prospective employer the truth instead.’
- ‘In Singapore, however, Emily realizes that she can't go away with her Englishman and Fred learns that his princess was merely a fortune-hunter.’
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