moneygrubber

[ muhn-ee-gruhb-er ]
/ ˈmʌn iˌgrʌb ər /

noun Informal.

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
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Examples from the Web for money-grubber

  • The Provençal was a rusé, an intrigant, and a money-grubber in his old age, and proved his plebeian ancestry.

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

    An Englishman in Paris|Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam