from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A person who is rich and influential.
- noun A wealthy supporter of a political campaign.
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- noun slang A
richperson who contributes to a political campaign.
- noun slang Any affluent person who is perceived to have profited from the labour of others.
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- noun a wealthy and privileged person
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The word was first used in the 1920s in the United States to describe rich political donors.
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