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[ploo-tuh-krat] /ˈplu təˌkræt/
a member of a plutocracy.
Origin of plutocrat
1840-50; pluto(cracy) + -crat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Harley heard again the word "plutocrat," and, deeming it wise to say nothing more for the present, walked back to the hotel.

    The Candidate Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • The plutocrat of the house-boat had come up from the beach and had been listening.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • But if anybody had told me that you would come here and make a noise like a plutocrat I wouldn't have believed it.

    Mr. Prohack E. Arnold Bennett
  • The plutocrat had not appeared in the street, he had not even appeared in the dictionary.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • That is how Jesse Trefusis, a poor Manchester bagman, contrived to be come a plutocrat and gentleman of landed estate.

    An Unsocial Socialist George Bernard Shaw
  • Go out and show yourself, so they can see what a plutocrat looks like.

    Otherwise Phyllis Meredith Nicholson
  • Against such an alarming proposition, the average optimist or plutocrat, cries out, impossible!

    Solaris Farm Milan C. Edson
  • He was more like an American plutocrat when he began; but he has since lost the American simplicity.

    Eugenics and Other Evils G. K. Chesterton
British Dictionary definitions for plutocrat


a member of a plutocracy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for plutocrat

"person who rules by his wealth," 1838, back-formation from plutocracy. Related: Plutocratic (1843); plutocratical (1833).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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