1A wealthy, powerful person in business or industry: a newspaper tycoon
More example sentences
- 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.
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
mid 19th century: from Japanese taikun 'great lord'.