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Definition of "tycoon" []

  • A wealthy and powerful businessperson or industrialist; a magnate. (noun)
  • Used formerly as a title for a Japanese shogun. (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 "tycoon" in a sentence
  • "With a net worth of $1.75 billion -- up from $1.06 billion a year ago -- the tycoon is No. 37 on this year's list of India's richest people."
  • "November 2nd, 2009 Virgin tycoon SIR RICHARD BRANSON has deserted his efforts to sinecure a heroic commander of a miraculous Hudson River craft pile-up for his intergalactic spaceship mission."
  • "Because while the 26-year-old internet tycoon is estimated to be worth $6. 9bn, he is a paper billionaire."