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squillionaire Line breaks: squil¦lion|aire
Pronunciation: /skwɪljəˈnɛː/

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Definition of squillionaire in English:


British informal
An extremely rich person: the software squillionaire is worth some $18 billion [as modifier]: a squillionaire property developer
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  • Well I remember the remark fondly, as it came from an era when you actually had writers about radio, beyond the celeb stuff on the cavortings of shock jocks or dealmaking of wireless squillionaires.
  • Personally, I am dumbfounded by people who say they wouldn't know what to do if they were suddenly made squillionaires.
  • From software squillionaires to celebrity chefs, they're all at it - spending oodles of money on their homes, flashing the cash at a furious pace.


1970s: from squillion, on the pattern of millionaire.

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