- a person who hopes to prosper, especially through marriage to someone of wealth.
Origin of fortune hunter
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Historical Examples of fortune-hunter
But who ever heard the opprobrious term 'fortune-hunter' given to a woman?Molly Bawn
Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
They called her an amorous widow, and Piozzi a fortune-hunter.Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
Hesther Lynch Piozzi
I a victim—I the prey of a fortune-hunter, or the slave of a brute!Cruel As The Grave
Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
"A fortune-hunter," he murmured, with a meaning glance at Hall.The Gold Bag
But that would be encouraging his son to be a fortune-hunter!The Man
- a person who seeks to secure a fortune, esp through marriage