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Etymology 1[edit]

From the German place name Rockenfeld.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. An American surname​.
  2. American capitalist. Founder, leader, and owner of Standard Oil Company.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From John D. Rockefeller, the American industrialist who founded Standard Oil, also recognized for his 20th century philanthropy.


Rockefeller (plural Rockefellers)

  1. A very rich person.
    • 1970, Donald Kaul, How to Light a Water Heater and Other War Stories, page 127:
      "You don't have to be a Rockefeller to have an air conditioner," she said.
    • 1998, Kirk Jones, Waking Ned, Tomboy films
      Annie: You're acting like you won the lotto yourself.
      Jackie: Aye, aye, Rockefeller, that's me.