- a person whose wealth amounts to a million or more in some unit of currency, as dollars.
- any very rich person.
Origin of millionaire
Examples from the Web for millionaire
Contemporary Examples of millionaire
According to the Los Angeles Times, Atkins got married in 1981 to “a self-proclaimed Texas millionaire” named Donald Laisure.Charles Manson, Ted Bundy & Other Notorious Jailhouse Weddings
November 18, 2014
Bookstores are stocked with self-help books telling girls how to bag a millionaire.Russia’s Gold Digger Academy
November 11, 2014
The question will be whether Vieira—who succeeded on The View, the Today show and Who Wants to be a Millionaire?Will Meredith Vieira Ever Stop Crying? Her Emotional Daytime TV Debut
September 8, 2014
Bob,” says George Cafego, a Vol tailback then and a UT assistant coach now, “had every opportunity to be a millionaire.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life
September 6, 2014
At the same time she moonlighted for 11 years as the emcee of the Disney-syndicated game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?Can Meredith Vieira Break the Daytime Curse?
September 4, 2014
Historical Examples of millionaire
Are you a millionaire,' his face said, 'to pay eighty francs for one day's drive?The Roof of France
Maybe a person might get to be a millionaire just starting with a frankfurter, you never can tell.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Mason was a millionaire and a lumber king, but every one called him Ed.One Day's Courtship
"And we must first catch our millionaire," said the Colonel.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:
Mrs. W. G. Waters
But Lady Louisa never truly returned the millionaire's affection.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
- a person whose assets are worth at least a million of the standard monetary units of his country
1821, from French millionnaire (1762); see million. The first in America is said to have been John Jacob Astor (1763-1848).