tycoon

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From Japanese 大君 (taikun, great prince), a title for the shogun. Related to taipan, from Cantonese 大班 (daai6 baan1) – the first half of both comes from the Chinese root (big, great).

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tycoon (plural tycoons)

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  1. A wealthy and powerful business person.
    Chairman Yu is a tycoon who owns multiple hotel chains.
    • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 24, Crime out of Mind[1]:
      Dagobert had only one customer, an American who wore square, rimless glasses and a beige suit and looked like a Wall Street tycoon.

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