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plutomania

noun

a passion or craving for wealth, obsession with money; delusion that one is wealthy

Word Origin

Greek ploutos 'wealth'

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Word Origin and History for plutomania
n.

1650s, "mad pursuit of wealth," from Greek ploutos "wealth" (see Pluto) + mania. As "imaginary possession of wealth" from 1894. Related: Plutomaniac.

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