Meaning of fortune hunting in English:

fortune hunting

noun

See fortune hunter

‘All the other Tichbornes regarded the newcomer as no more than a vulgar fortune-hunting fraud.’
  • ‘Meanwhile, Tommy finally has his eyes opened both to Pat's fortune-hunting ways and Connie's down-home virtues.’
  • ‘Montgomery Clift, as Catherine's fortune-hunting suitor, is wonderfully seductive and callow.’
  • ‘Betrayed by her fortune-hunting suitor, artist Maeve Irvine vows never to wed and devotes herself to painting.’
  • ‘William Wyler made an excellent film version in 1949, with Olivia de Havilland winning an Oscar for her performance as the heiress who is gulled by a fortune-hunting suitor.’