Definition of plutocrat in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈplo͞odəˌkrat/


often derogatory
A person whose power derives from their wealth.
Example sentences
  • And in feudal states, plutocrats with the greatest wealth owned the apparatus of governance and held absolute control over the lives of average people.
  • The multimillionaire plutocrat is officially a resident of Portugal, where he owns a golf estate.
  • The other view promises expanded democracy and giving the people, not plutocrats, control of government.
rich person, magnate, millionaire, billionaire, multimillionaire;
nouveau riche
derogatory fat cat

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Syllabification: plu·to·crat

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