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moneygrubber

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

1830–40; money + grubber
Related formsmon·ey·grub·bing, adjective, noun
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Related Words for money-grubbing

selfish, unscrupulous, acquisitive, grasping, rapacity, acquisitiveness, avidity, avarice, cupidity, covetousness, greediness, avaricious, corrupt, covetous, miserly, sordid, stingy, unethical, unprincipled, venal

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Historical Examples of money-grubbing

  • I want our money-grubbing Peacekeeper to carry a message to His Excellency.

    History Repeats

    George Oliver Smith

  • They were a money-grubbing, crafty family; and their word was not to be trusted.

  • They have become absorbed in money-grubbing and what they call industry.

    Lothair

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • It is no scandal to say that money-grubbing in the dale is proverbial.

  • Say, I want to tell you this is the least money-grubbing land there is!

    The Wrong Twin

    Harry Leon Wilson


British Dictionary definitions for money-grubbing

money-grubbing

adjective
  1. informal seeking greedily to obtain money at every opportunity
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Derived Formsmoney-grubber, noun
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