A term applied to certain leading American businessmen of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including Cornelius Vanderbilt and John D. Rockefeller. The term suggests that they acquired their wealth by means more often foul than fair.
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How to use robber barons in a sentence
The Robber Nerds, like the Robber Barons, have given tons of money to charity.
Robber Nerds exploit the poor working stiffs—but they do it in China and India where nobody gives a damn.
Here he celebrates the heyday of Birmingham's minor league team, the Barons.
From that day on and for the next ten years Rickwood and the Barons became the core of my life.
He fiddled with a baseball once signed by a great Birmingham Barons team of the past.
Q was a Queen, who wore a silk slip; R was a Robber, and wanted a whip.
Louis of France, at the invitation of the rebel English barons, crossed the channel with 680 sail, and landed at Sandwich.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
He had at once plunged74 himself in difficulties with his barons by his infatuation for Piers de Gaveston.
The memorandum testifies to the strength of Bruce's hold on the country, and to the recalcitrance of Edward's barons.
The dissensions between Edward and his barons appear to have induced Bruce to carry the war into the enemy's territory.