"Robber baron" is a derogatory metaphor of social criticism originally applied to
certain late 19th-century American businessmen who used unscrupulous ...
Robber baron definition, History/Historical. a noble who robbed travelers passing
through his lands. See more.
a wealthy person who tries to get land, businesses, or more money in a way that
is dishonest or wrong. Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary.
One of the American industrial or financial magnates of the late 1800s who
became wealthy by unethical means, such as questionable stock-market
Robber Baron was a term applied to a businessman in the 19th century who
engaged in unethical and monopolistic practices, wielded widespread political ...
Definition of robber baron written for English Language Learners from the
Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary with audio pronunciations, usage
Mar 20, 2012 ... The most powerful people during this period would later be called robber barons
—a term which means exactly what it sounds like.
A robber baron usually refers to one of America's successful industrialists during
the 19th century, which was also known as the Gilded Age. More generally, the ...
Though Raymond never used the exact phrase “robber baron,” his editorial is the
first known use of the metaphor in American journalism. It has become an ...
The term "robber baron" was applied to powerful 19 <sup>th</sup> century industrialists who
were viewed as having used questionable practices to amass their wealth.