[ tahy-koon ]
/ taɪˈkun /


a person of great wealth, influence, or power; magnate: a business tycoon; a political tycoon.
(often initial capital letter) a title used with reference to the shogun of Japan.

Origin of tycoon

1855–60; < Japanese taikun < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese great + jūn prince

Words nearby tycoon

British Dictionary definitions for tycoon

/ (taɪˈkuːn) /


a business man of great wealth and power
an archaic name for a shogun

Word Origin for tycoon

C19: from Japanese taikun, from Chinese ta great + chün ruler

Cultural definitions for tycoon


Someone who has made a fortune in business, such as Cornelius Vanderbilt.