fortune hunter


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

Origin of fortune hunter

First recorded in 1680–90

Related forms

for·tune-hunt·ing, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fortune-hunter



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

Derived Forms

fortune-hunting, adjective, noun
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