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capitalist

[kap-i-tl-ist]
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noun
  1. a person who has capital, especially extensive capital, invested in business enterprises.
  2. an advocate of capitalism.
  3. a very wealthy person.

Origin of capitalist

First recorded in 1785–95; capital1 + -ist
Related formsan·ti·cap·i·tal·ist, noun, adjectivenon·cap·i·tal·ist, nounpre·cap·i·tal·ist, noun, adjectivepro·cap·i·tal·ist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anticapitalist

anticapitalist

adjective
  1. opposed to or against the principles or practice of capitalismanticapitalist riots
noun
  1. someone opposed to or against capitalisma group of anticapitalists

capitalist

noun
  1. a person who owns capital, esp capital invested in a business
  2. politics a supporter of capitalism
  3. informal, usually derogatory a rich person
adjective
  1. of or relating to capital, capitalists, or capitalism
Derived Formscapitalistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for anticapitalist

capitalist

n.

1791, "man of money," from French capitaliste, a coinage of the Revolution and a term of reproach; see capital (n.1) + -ist. Related: Capitalistic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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