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capitalist

noun [C] uk   /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl.ɪst/  us   /-t̬əl-/
someone who supports capitalism someone who has a large amount of money invested (= given hoping to get more back) in a business

capitalist

adjective uk   /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl.ɪst/  us   /-t̬əl-/ (also capitalistic)
C2 based on the system of capitalism: a capitalist economy/country
Translations of “capitalist”
in Chinese (Traditional) 資本主義者, 資本家…
in Russian капиталист…
in Turkish kapitalist…
in Chinese (Simplified) 资本主义者, 资本家…
in Polish kapitalist-a/ka…
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