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fortune hunter

a person who hopes to prosper, especially through marriage to someone of wealth.
Origin of fortune hunter
First recorded in 1680-90
Related forms
fortune-hunting, adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In that case, sir, you must not be surprised to find yourself regarded by the young lady's father as a fortune hunter.

    You Never Can Tell George Bernard Shaw
  • But she was not going to have it said that she was a fortune hunter.

    The Innocent Adventuress Mary Hastings Bradley
  • The fortune hunter has discovered that he is on a false scent.

    For Woman's Love Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • It proves that you are a fortune hunter of the lowest and most contemptible sort.

    Dick Merriwell Abroad Burt L. Standish
  • You were a spoiled, capricious beauty when I met with you, and I, merely a fortune hunter.

    Clemence Retta Babcock
  • She was poor; she had nothing then to tempt a fortune hunter, and thank Heaven I can say I was never that.

    The Imaginary Marriage Henry St. John Cooper
  • My imagination could read the title "fortune hunter" as though it were embroidered on his coat-tails.

    The Portal of Dreams Charles Neville Buck
  • If you are jealous, I can forgive it a little bit, but it is low down to call a woman a fortune hunter.

    The Girl From His Town Marie Van Vorst
  • She herself had once called Varick a fortune hunter; to think how the tables had now been turned on her.

    Rich Man, Poor Man Maximilian Foster
  • Oh, I am not the first fortune hunter who has found a skull or serpent where he had hoped to find gold!

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