- a person skilled or engaged in managing large financial operations, whether public or corporate.
verb (used with object)
- to finance.
verb (used without object)
- to act as a financier.
- a person who is engaged or skilled in large-scale financial operations
1610s, “one concerned with finances” (especially public), from French financier (16c.), agent noun from finance (see finance (n.)). Sense of “capitalist” is first recorded 1867.