Definition of macher in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmaxə/


US informal
1A person who gets things done.
Example sentences
  • Now, all sorts of entities and non-entities can reveal to mass audiences the agendas of these media machers.
  • But media machers would have a far stronger case for complaint about the role Hollywood plays in our politics if the very same media outlets weren't begging for each star's latest pronouncement.
  • The real macher in the conflagration over forest fires is Mark Rey, the Agriculture Department undersecretary.
1.1 derogatory An overbearing person.
Example sentences
  • Nothing, it seems, can stop a striving little macher like Ratner from running.
  • After Star Wars, Hollywood's machers more or less cut off the capital spigot to truly visionary filmmakers, opting instead to turn out schlockbuster after schlockbuster.


1930s: from Yiddish makher, from Middle High German Macher 'doer, active person'.

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