Definitions

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  • noun colloquial, Australia, US A plutocrat, especially a rich industrialist.

Etymologies

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Shortened from plutocrat.

Examples

  • He's got much more money than any man except a professional 'plute' has any right to.

    The Intrusion of Jimmy

  • She married a hedge-fund billionaire and in 2005 was the subject of a memorable bit of plute-worship in W magazine.

    Thomas Frank: Rent-a-Womb Is Where Market Logic Leads

  • She married a hedge-fund billionaire and in 2005 was the subject of a memorable bit of plute-worship in W magazine.

    Rent-a-Womb Is Where Market Logic Leads

  • But locally, you're an enemy of the plute establishment who reads Jane Jacobs one of my favorites.

    Many, many thanks - BatesLine

  • The plute has a splendid palace, with pictures and Persian rugs; he drinks from a silver chalice and laughs at the poor men's jugs, and I, in my lowly cottage, that's shadowed by tree and vine, fill up on mock turtle pottage, with only three kinds of wine!

    Rippling Rhymes

  • You don't know where they want a near-plute as temp'rary office boy, do you?

    Torchy

  • "The Baron Kazedky," says Mallory, shovin 'his card across at the near plute behind the desk.

    Torchy

  • It was along about that stage that Private Ben, with more money in the bank than he'd ever dreamed came from all the mints, got this great scheme in his nut that a noble plute like him ought to have a big estate somewhere and build a castle on it.

    Torchy As A Pa

  • Nutt Hamilton, a sporty young plute friend of Mr. Robert's, that I'm tryin 'to entertain, camped in the private office, when fair-haired

    Torchy, Private Sec.

  • I'd always had a notion that I'd be a plute some day; but honest, I wa'n't expectin 'it so sudden.

    Torchy

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