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moneygrubber

[muhn-ee-gruhb-er]
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noun Informal.
  1. a person who is aggressively engaged in or preoccupied with making or saving money.

Origin of moneygrubber

1830–40; money + grubber
Related formsmon·ey·grub·bing, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples

  • The Provençal was a rusé, an intrigant, and a money-grubber in his old age, and proved his plebeian ancestry.

    Unicorns

    James Huneker

  • In Balzac are found the two contradictory traits of the money-grubber and the spendthrift.

    An Englishman in Paris

    Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam