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zillionaire

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Definition of zillionaire in English:

noun

informal
An extremely rich person.
Example sentences
  • Gibson's a zillionaire, and Smith's a multi-gazillionaire.
  • The Indian middle classes are fast being Americanised, with the mid-Atlantic masala twang and the mobile telephone washing through the ranks of the rupee zillionaires on a tidal wave.
  • They blabbed about their time in the desert, became zillionaires and ruined it for everyone who fancied earning a bit more than the king's shilling.

Origin

1940s: from zillion, on the pattern of millionaire.

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