Definition of millionaire in US English:

millionaire

noun

  • A person whose assets are worth one million dollars or more.

    ‘he is now a millionaire several times over’
    as modifier ‘a millionaire businessman’
    • ‘Four years later he found himself both a millionaire and embroiled in the ugliest of financial scandals.’
    • ‘Contrast this to the United states where there are a million-plus millionaires.’
    • ‘The stock markets are probably not littered with billionaires or even millionaires among private investors.’
    • ‘And they have been hired as public servants to run the company, not become millionaires.’
    • ‘I saw everyone from actors and actresses to businessmen to millionaires to random groupies.’
    • ‘More recently, it's been a case of millionaires striking against billionaires.’
    • ‘Most of these movies don't turn their producers into overnight millionaires.’
    • ‘As boisterous entrepreneurs, now millionaires many times over, both enjoy the limelight a great deal.’
    • ‘The area borders the Dales and already has one of the highest concentrations of millionaires in the country.’
    • ‘There are still some countries in the world where you can become an instant millionaire.’
    • ‘Her clientele do not need to be millionaires, although many are.’
    • ‘I've seen millionaires give less than a thousand dollars at fundraising dinners.’
    • ‘Along with some of the big names in the music industry, you also get a chance to become a millionaire.’
    • ‘Are you more likely to become one of the growing number of Irish millionaires or a financial basket case?’
    • ‘It turns out that the bulk of the world's millionaires, for example, are surprisingly frugal.’
    • ‘Working in the new media industry has gone from the fastest way to become a millionaire to the fastest way to be unemployed.’
    • ‘The Senate roll call features the names of more millionaires than many country clubs.’
    • ‘The telecoms, software and property millionaires are all around us and have raised the lifestyle bar.’
    • ‘I would like to know the percentage of politicians, in any country, who are millionaires.’
    • ‘I just wish he wasn't one of those millionaires who wants to keep my taxes as high as possible.’
    magnate, mogul, big businessman, baron, merchant prince, captain of industry, industrialist, financier, top executive, chief, lord, magnifico, nabob, grandee
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Origin

Early 19th century: from French millionnaire, from million (see million).

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