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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese 大君 (taikun, great lord / prince), a title for the shōgun. Related to taipan, from Cantonese 大班 (daai6 baan1).

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  • IPA(key): /taɪˈkuːn/
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  • Rhymes: -uːn

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tycoon (plural tycoons)

  1. A wealthy and powerful business person.
    Synonyms: captain of industry, magnate, mogul
    Chairman Yu is a tycoon who owns multiple hotel chains.
    • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 24, in Crime out of Mind[1]:
      Dagobert had only one customer, an American who wore square, rimless glasses and a beige suit and looked like a Wall Street tycoon.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English, from Japanese 大君 (taikun, great prince), a title for the shōgun, from the Chinese root (big, great).

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NounEdit

tycoon m (plural tycoons)

  1. tycoon, magnate

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