- a person whose wealth amounts to a million or more in some unit of currency, as dollars.
- any very rich person.
Origin of millionaire
Examples from the Web for millionaire
According to the Los Angeles Times, Atkins got married in 1981 to “a self-proclaimed Texas millionaire” named Donald Laisure.Charles Manson, Ted Bundy & Other Notorious Jailhouse Weddings
November 18, 2014
Bookstores are stocked with self-help books telling girls how to bag a millionaire.Russia’s Gold Digger Academy
November 11, 2014
The question will be whether Vieira—who succeeded on The View, the Today show and Who Wants to be a Millionaire?Will Meredith Vieira Ever Stop Crying? Her Emotional Daytime TV Debut
September 8, 2014
Bob,” says George Cafego, a Vol tailback then and a UT assistant coach now, “had every opportunity to be a millionaire.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life
September 6, 2014
At the same time she moonlighted for 11 years as the emcee of the Disney-syndicated game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?Can Meredith Vieira Break the Daytime Curse?
September 4, 2014
Are you a millionaire,' his face said, 'to pay eighty francs for one day's drive?The Roof of France
Maybe a person might get to be a millionaire just starting with a frankfurter, you never can tell.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Mason was a millionaire and a lumber king, but every one called him Ed.One Day's Courtship
"And we must first catch our millionaire," said the Colonel.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:
Mrs. W. G. Waters
But Lady Louisa never truly returned the millionaire's affection.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
- a person whose assets are worth at least a million of the standard monetary units of his country
Word Origin and History for millionaire
1821, from French millionnaire (1762); see million. The first in America is said to have been John Jacob Astor (1763-1848).