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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - American Indian medicine man who attempts to make precipitation happen; Executive who is very successful in bringing in business to his company or firm.

Usage examples (38)
  • DAVID MATTINGLY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Nancy Pelosi is what you call a rainmaker, and in this election, she made is pour.
  • And the third, who was called the rainmaker, used a bunch of twigs to sprinkle water from a jug down to the ground.
  • Another interesting tidbit - I belatedly Googled 'rainmaker', and this is what I found:
  • He became a "rainmaker," using his political ties to attract millions of dollars in business to the firm. for more
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