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tycoon

Syllabification: ty·coon
Pronunciation: /tīˈko͞on
 
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Definition of tycoon in English:

noun

1A wealthy, powerful person in business or industry: a newspaper tycoon
More example sentences
  • He knew as well as I did that we are up against not just a business tycoon but a powerful politician.
  • Corruption and bribery are rampant in many countries across Asia Pacific, often involving top politicians, government officials, military personnel, and business tycoons.
  • The Democratic Party, which had planned to hold a march to condemn nepotism between the government and business tycoons, postponed its event to Jan.16.
Synonyms
magnate, mogul, industrialist, businessman, financier, entrepreneur, captain of industry, dealmaker, millionaire, multimillionaire, merchant prince
informal big shot, bigwig, honcho, supremo, big wheel, kahuna, gazillionaire
derogatory fat cat, robber baron
2A title applied by foreigners to the shogun of Japan in power between 1857 and 1868.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Japanese taikun 'great lord'.

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