millionairedom

millionaire

[mil-yuh-nair]
noun
1.
a person whose wealth amounts to a million or more in some unit of currency, as dollars.
2.
any very rich person.
Also, millionnaire.


Origin:
1820–30; < French millionnaire, equivalent to million million + -aire -ary

millionairedom, noun
nonmillionaire, noun
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millionaire or millionnaire (ˌmɪljəˈnɛə)
 
n
a person whose assets are worth at least a million of the standard monetary units of his country
 
millionnaire or millionnaire
 
n
 
million'airess or millionnaire
 
fem n
 
million'nairess or millionnaire
 
fem n

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millionaire
1826, from Fr. millionnaire (1762); see million. The first in America is said to have been John Jacob Astor (1763-1848).
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