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Definition of "capitalist" []

  • A supporter of capitalism. (noun)
  • An investor of capital in business, especially one having a major financial interest in an important enterprise. (noun)
  • A person of great wealth. (noun)
  • Capitalistic. (adjective)

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 "capitalist" in a sentence
  • "For Mao, however, the term capitalist was used to describe anyone he disliked, many of whom had little or no property."
  • "The term capitalist revolution is being used in this context to denote and elucidate the emergence and the taking root of trade liberalization and fiscal decentralization in China."
  • "CA: You started talking in recent years about this term capitalist philanthropy."