[[t]ˌbɪl yəˈnɛər, ˈbɪl yəˌnɛər[/t]] n.
a person with assets worth a billion or more, as of dollars, francs, or pounds
Etymology: 1855–60, amer.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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