Etymology
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capitalist (n.)

1791, "man of money, one who has large property employed in business," from French capitaliste, a coinage of the Revolution and a term of reproach; see capital (n.2) + -ist.

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Definitions of capitalist
1
capitalist (n.)
a conservative advocate of capitalism;
capitalist (n.)
a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business);
2
capitalist (adj.)
of or relating to capitalism or capitalists;
a capitalist nation
Synonyms: capitalistic
capitalist (adj.)
favoring or practicing capitalism;
Synonyms: capitalistic
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