Definition of optionaire in US English:

optionaire

noun

informal
  • A person whose great wealth is based on owning or exercising employee stock options.

    • ‘Not long ago some employees were referred to as ‘optionaires’, now much of the paper they hold is as useless as a beaten docket.’
    • ‘When these optionaires become real millionaires, corporate managers must ask themselves if their payouts are really justified.’
    • ‘Don't you just get sick thinking about all those Silicon Valley optionaires who lost much of their fortune in the tech meltdown?’

Origin

Late 1990s on the pattern of millionaire.

Pronunciation

optionaire

/ˌäpSHəˈne(ə)r/