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[muhl-tee-mil-yuh-nair, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˌmɪl yəˈnɛər, ˌmʌl taɪ-/
a person who possesses a fortune that amounts to many millions of dollars, francs, etc.
Origin of multimillionaire
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60; multi- + millionaire Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It meant to her that he would become a multi-millionaire in a few years!

  • The owner of it all, a multi-millionaire, was introduced to me.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • He'll soon make Vanderbilt sing small as a multi-millionaire; but when his pile's made this State of his will be a wilderness.

    Samba Herbert Strang
  • He falls in love with Rebecca, daughter of a multi-millionaire.

  • Galloway had that passion, too—I have yet to meet a multi-millionaire who isn't avaricious and even stingy.

    The Deluge David Graham Phillips
  • He was a multi-millionaire; he owned more money than he could spend.

    What a Man Wills Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • He was a multi-millionaire, and became a politician during the time of the Second Empire.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
British Dictionary definitions for multi-millionaire


a person with a fortune of several million pounds, dollars, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for multi-millionaire

also multimillionaire, 1858, from multi- + millionaire.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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