[ muhn-ee-gruhb-er ]
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  1. a person who is aggressively engaged in or preoccupied with making or saving money.

Origin of moneygrubber

1830–40; money + grubber

Other words from moneygrubber

  • mon·ey·grub·bing, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use moneygrubber in a sentence

  • They humbled themselves in dust and ashes to Miss Hood, and seldom made any reference to that patient money-grubber, their papa.

  • Jake Newby was a typical money-grubber, turning everything in the way of financial deals to his own favor.

    Around Old Bethany | Robert Lee Berry
  • Hard-headed dealer—money-grubber—as Lablache was, he had a weakness.

  • In Balzac are found the two contradictory traits of the money-grubber and the spendthrift.

    An Englishman in Paris | Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
  • The fact is that it is he, and not the native American, who is the incorrigible and unimaginative money-grubber.

    The American Credo | George Jean Nathan