Definition of macher in English:

macher

noun

US
informal
  • 1A person who gets things done.

    • ‘The real macher in the conflagration over forest fires is Mark Rey, the Agriculture Department undersecretary.’
    • ‘The company was and is run by moguls, people who want to make deals and who aspire to be machers.’
    • ‘But media machers would have a far stronger case for complaint about the role Hollywood plays in our politics if the very same media outlets weren't begging for each star's latest pronouncement.’
    • ‘Now, all sorts of entities and non-entities can reveal to mass audiences the agendas of these media machers.’
    • ‘Almost six months ago, foreign-policy macher Perle vowed to sue him for writing an unflattering feature about him in The New Yorker.’
    magnate, tycoon, vip, notable, notability, personage, baron, captain, king, lord, grandee, mandarin, nabob
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    1. 1.1derogatory An overbearing person.
      • ‘Nothing, it seems, can stop a striving little macher like Ratner from running.’
      • ‘After Star Wars, Hollywood's machers more or less cut off the capital spigot to truly visionary filmmakers, opting instead to turn out schlockbuster after schlockbuster.’
      celebrity, famous person, very important person, personality, name, big name, famous name, household name, star, superstar, celebutante, leading light, mogul, giant, great, master, king, guru
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Origin

1930s: from Yiddish makher, from Middle High German Macher doer, active person.

Pronunciation:

macher

/ˈmaxə/