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oil baron Syllabification: oil bar·on

Definition of oil baron in English:

noun

derogatory
A magnate in the oil industry.
Example sentences
  • The billionaire oil baron began to fund opposition parties and publicly hinted that he wanted to be president himself.
  • With the oil baron already behind bars and facing serious charges, a government takeover of his company may not be necessary.
  • We have an oil baron for a president, and regular gas is $2.60 a gallon.

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