- 1A wealthy, powerful person in business or industry: a newspaper tycoonMore example sentences
magnate, mogul, big businessman, baron, merchant prince, captain of industry, industrialist, financier, top executive, chief, lord, magnifico, nabob, grandee; entrepreneur; millionaire, billionaire, multimillionaire• derogatory fat cat
- 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.
mid 19th century: from Japanese taikun 'great lord'.