Definition of tycoon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//taɪˈkuːn//
; NAmE NAmE//taɪˈkuːn//
Business people
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a person who is successful in business or industry and has become rich and powerful a business/property/media tycoon Tapie, business tycoon and football club owner, was appointed Minister for Cities. the disgraced/fallen/discredited media tycoon See related entries: Business people Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Japanese taikun ‘great lord’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tycoon