Definition of plutocrat in English:

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plutocrat

Pronunciation: /ˈpluːtəkrat/

noun

often derogatory
A person whose power derives from their wealth: champagne-swilling plutocrats
More 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.
Synonyms
rich person, capitalist, tycoon, magnate, nabob, millionaire, billionaire, multimillionaire, nouveau riche, person of means
British informal squillionaire
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