Tycoon meaning

tī-ko͝on'
The definition of a tycoon is a industry leader or a person who is extremely successful in business.

An example of a tycoon is a man who started and is running a billion dollar company.

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A title applied by foreigners to the former shogun of Japan.
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A wealthy and powerful industrialist, financier, etc.
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A wealthy and powerful business person.

Chairman Yu is a tycoon who owns multiple hotel chains.

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Used formerly as a title for a Japanese shogun.
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A wealthy and powerful businessperson or industrialist; a magnate.
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Origin of tycoon

  • Japanese taikun title of a shogun Middle Chinese tfiaj` kyn great prince tfiaj` kyn great (also the source of Mandarin ) kyn prince (also the source of Mandarin jūn)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Japanese 大君 (たいくん, taikun) (great prince), a title for the shogun.
    From Wiktionary