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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. 2018.
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  • The owner of it all, a multi-millionaire, was introduced to me.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • As he had evolved from a coolie labourer to a multi-millionaire, so had his name evolved.

    The House of Pride Jack London
  • If I had all Gerard promised me I would be a multi-millionaire.

    Grey Town Gerald Baldwin
  • He falls in love with Rebecca, daughter of a multi-millionaire.

  • He was a multi-millionaire; he owned more money than he could spend.

    What a Man Wills Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • And with all that money he'd talked about, he'd be a multi-millionaire.

    Vision House C. N. Williamson
  • No, she does not have to work for a living; neither is she the spoilt child of a multi-millionaire.

    My Actor-Husband Anonymous
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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