Definition of fortune hunter in US English:

fortune hunter


  • A person who seeks to become rich through marrying someone wealthy.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


fortune hunter

/ˈfɔrtʃən ˌhən(t)ər//ˈfôrCHən ˌhən(t)ər/