milliardaire

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French milliardaire (milliardaire, billionaire). Equivalent to milliard +‎ -aire.

Noun[edit]

milliardaire (plural milliardaires)

  1. (rare) A billionaire; somebody whose wealth is greater than one milliard (109) dollars, or other currency.
    • 1934, B. Traven, The Death Ship: The Story of an American Sailor, London: Chatto & Windus, page 143:
      You can often read in the Sunday papers and magazines, and the speeches of successful men, that it is only by working extra hard without extra pay that a factory hand can show the ambition, energy, and drive that will make him a Managing Director or a milliardaire.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From milliard +‎ -aire.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

milliardaire m or f (plural milliardaires)

  1. billionaire

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