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Definition of "fortune hunter" [fortune hunter]

  • A person who seeks wealth, especially through marriage. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fortune hunter" in a sentence
  • "With all the mystery surrounding the bride, the house was also crawling with every fortune hunter and lordling with pockets to let, as well as a few cits hoping to improve their social standing through Lady Finch's good favor."
  • "If only her father would find her a fortune hunter as gorgeous as Mr. Windberry, she'd go to her wedding with more resignation."
  • "I can marry a young, ne'er-do-well fortune hunter of my own choosing, or an old, dependable fortune hunter of my father's choice."