Definition of robber baron in English:
A ruthless and unscrupulous plutocrat.
- Henry Huttleston Rogers, a well-known robber baron who made millions as a vice president of Standard Oil, bought Atlas Tack and brought it to Fairhaven in 1901.
- He has set up a $22 billion foundation, in part to rescue his reputation from the charge that he is a modern-day robber baron.
- The company may be taken over by a robber baron such as Maxwell who clears out the pension fund for his own personal gain.
originally denoting a feudal lord who engaged in plundering.
Definition of robber baron in:
- US English dictionary