[ muhn-ee-mey-ker ]
/ ˈmʌn iˌmeɪ kər /


a person engaged in or successful at acquiring much money.
something that produces or yields much pecuniary profit.

Origin of moneymaker

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at money, maker Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for money-maker


/ (ˈmʌnɪˌmeɪkə) /


a person who is intent on accumulating money
a person or thing that is or might be profitable
Derived Formsmoneymaking, adjective, noun
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Word Origin and History for money-maker



c.1400, "one who coins money," from money + maker. Meaning "thing which yields profit" is from 1899.

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