Definition of optionaire in English:
A person whose great wealth is based on owning or exercising employee stock options.
- Not long ago some employees were referred to as ‘optionaires’, now much of the paper they hold is as useless as a beaten docket.
- Don't you just get sick thinking about all those Silicon Valley optionaires who lost much of their fortune in the tech meltdown?
- When these optionaires become real millionaires, corporate managers must ask themselves if their payouts are really justified.
late 1990s: on the pattern of millionaire.
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