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[fin-uh n-seer, fahy-nuh n-; British fi-nan-see-er] /ˌfɪn ənˈsɪər, ˌfaɪ nən-; British fɪˈnæn si ər/

a person skilled or engaged in managing large operations, whether public or corporate.
verb (used with object)
to .
verb (used without object)
to act as a financier.
/fɪˈnænsɪə; faɪ-/
a person who is engaged or skilled in large-scale financial operations

1610s, “one concerned with finances” (especially public), from French financier (16c.), agent noun from finance (see finance (n.)). Sense of “capitalist” is first recorded 1867.


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