Definition of money-making in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmənēˌmākiNG/
(also moneymaking)


Producing a profit, especially with little effort; profitable: he hit on an unusual money-making scheme
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  • We quickly turned our attention to almost any moneymaking scheme we could cook up.
  • Unfortunately, most of his moneymaking schemes tended to fail.
  • Numerous moneymaking schemes rely on pyramids: the recruitment of spiralling numbers of people in order to throw more money into the mix.
profitable, profit-making, remunerative, lucrative, successful, financially rewarding


The action of earning a lot of money: this cynical exercise in moneymaking
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  • The next space station has to have a productive moneymaking task, such as fixing satellites and deorbiting junk.
  • Simply put, it is harder to publish ‘scholarly’ books now than ever before, particularly as presses dream up ways to turn themselves into moneymaking operations.
  • They shares certain characteristics, notably an indiscriminate worship of business and moneymaking, a belief in the power of the media, and a contempt for the left.

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Syllabification: mon·ey-mak·ing

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