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[kap-i-tl-ist] /ˈkæp ɪ tl ɪst/

a person who has , especially extensive , invested in business enterprises.
an advocate of .
a very wealthy person.
a person who owns capital, esp capital invested in a business
(politics) a supporter of capitalism
(informal) generally (derogatory) a rich person
of or relating to capital, capitalists, or capitalism

1791, “man of money,” from French capitaliste, a coinage of the Revolution and a term of reproach; see capital (n.1) + -ist. Related: Capitalistic.


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