fortune hunter


noun

a person who hopes to prosper, especially through marriage to someone of wealth.

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Origin of fortune hunter

First recorded in 1680–90

OTHER WORDS FROM fortune hunter

fortune-hunting, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fortune hunter

fortune-hunter

noun

a person who seeks to secure a fortune, esp through marriage

Derived forms of fortune-hunter

fortune-hunting, adjective, noun
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