greedmeister

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

greed +‎ meister

Noun[edit]

greedmeister (plural greedmeisters)

  1. (informal) An extremely greedy and powerful person, often a banker
    • 1992, March 1, “David Mildenberg”, in Morgan guarantees trust[1]:
      Jim Morgan, who is about as close to Wall Street greedmeister Gordon Gekko as Murphy is to Manteo.
    • 2009, January 18, “Gretchen Morgenson”, in The End of Banking as We Know It[2]:
      Instead, a handful of arrogant greedmeisters blew up their institutions and took our economy off the cliff along the way.