millionaire

or mil·lion·naire

[ mil-yuh-nair ]
/ ˌmɪl yəˈnɛər /

noun

a person whose wealth amounts to a million or more in some unit of currency, as dollars.
any very rich person.

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Origin of millionaire

1820–30; < French millionnaire, equivalent to million million + -aire -ary

OTHER WORDS FROM millionaire

mil·lion·aire·dom, nounnon·mil·lion·aire, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for millionaire

millionaire

millionnaire

/ (ˌmɪljəˈnɛə) /

noun

a person whose assets are worth at least a million of the standard monetary units of his country

Derived forms of millionaire

millionairess or millionnairess, fem n
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