Definition of moneymaker in English:


Translate moneymaker into Spanish


  • 1A person or thing that earns a lot of money.

    ‘the movie became one of the year's top moneymakers’
    • ‘Unfortunately developing countries lagged behind, with drugs becoming politicized and easy moneymakers by immoral officials.’
    • ‘Republicans say it is a moneymaker because it prompts property sales that would not have occurred otherwise.’
    • ‘The new system may not be a huge moneymaker for the district, but it will save time and money.’
    • ‘It's not surprising that books on infant sleep are top moneymakers for publishers - in early infancy, every baby wakes in the night, so every parent will want such books.’
    • ‘On last year's list of big moneymakers, PG movies held five of the top 10 spots, which I guess is kind of unusual.’
    • ‘The more affluent clients, especially if they use Merrill for other services in addition to brokerage, are moneymakers for the firm.’
    • ‘In most countries, major moneymakers and head offices for large companies are found in populous areas - especially in or near the capital.’
    • ‘There, he showcased an ability to succeed where others had failed, turning a money-losing unit into a moneymaker after only one year.’
    • ‘He says he's in no hurry to turn his Chinese operation into a moneymaker.’
    • ‘He is so tied up with his own problems, in a fast-changing, competitive business, that he has no time for his musicians as anything but potential moneymakers.’
    • ‘‘Revenue-wise,’ says an official with the telecom's cable channel, ‘it's one of our biggest moneymakers.’’
    • ‘Banking and stock trading have the potential to be big moneymakers if someone can migrate users to the wireless Web.’
    • ‘That rarely happens, however, and the book should be looked at as a long-term investment rather than a direct moneymaker.’
    • ‘Anytime you can offer her a product that will allow her to protect herself and her valuables is sure to be a moneymaker for your store.’
    • ‘The biggest moneymakers in any organization are always the people who know how to be different.’
    • ‘Newspapers were risky as business enterprises, fledgling moneymakers, but, like most small businesses, it was the start-up costs that could prove to be disastrous.’
    • ‘The so-called ‘big-time’ programs which emphasize either football or men's basketball are potentially huge moneymakers.’
    • ‘Such stamps are moneymakers for the Postal Service.’
    • ‘Even the smaller NASCAR series are consistent moneymakers.’
    • ‘I'd like to see a major studio take its slate down to 8 films a year… and have 6 significant moneymakers.’
  • 2US informal A person's buttocks or genitals.

    • ‘It's a movie for your heart (and your ears and moneymaker), not your head.’
    • ‘The reality star joined the group onstage and proudly, confidently showed off that moneymaker!’
    • ‘She took the bizarre step of covering her moneymaker from the cameras - with what looked like a pair of tights.’
    • ‘"I can't close the shower door because my hips get in the way," she said - she sustains her record-setting moneymaker with 3,000 calories a day.’
    • ‘She should get back to what she does best: parading her moneymaker in front of geriatric male MPs.’
    • ‘She used to be able to dance and her moneymaker is falling victim to gravity.’
    • ‘She's working her moneymaker for a magazine shoot.’



/ˈmənēˌmākər/ /ˈməniˌmeɪkər/


    shake one's moneymaker
    US informal
    • Dance energetically.

      • ‘she took to the main stage and shook her moneymaker’
      • ‘The DJ was smokin and we pushed everything out of the way so we could shake out moneymakers.’
      • ‘No dancefloor, just get up and shake your moneymaker if the moment takes you.’
      • ‘We had a big lighting and projection rig setup in there, people shook their moneymakers, and someone I didn't know requested a song.’
      • ‘I chatted with the door guy to see where he might recommend for my friends to shake their moneymaker, he smiled and said, "Actually here."’
      • ‘We got an open bar all night long, the hottest DJ spinning the tunes, Go-Go dancers shaking their money makers, and a performance by Chingy!’
      • ‘After watching bemusedly for a while at the (mostly local) crowd of dancers, I was asked to dance by a lovely elderly Peruvian gentleman who really knew how to shake his money-maker.’
      • ‘There's someone who knows how to shake her moneymaker!’
      • ‘Two audio-only mixes can be accessed to, I presume, offer the dancers tunes to shake their moneymakers to.’