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RAINMAKER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rainmaker mean? 

RAINMAKER (noun)
  The noun RAINMAKER has 2 senses:

1. executive who is very successful in bringing in business to his company or firm
2. American Indian medicine man who attempt to make it rain

  Familiarity information: RAINMAKER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RAINMAKER (noun)


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Meaning:

Executive who is very successful in bringing in business to his company or firm

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("rainmaker" is a kind of...):

executive; executive director (a person responsible for the administration of a business)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


Sense 2rainmaker [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

American Indian medicine man who attempt to make it rain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("rainmaker" is a kind of...):

medicine man (a Native American shaman)


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