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el potentado, la potentada
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (powerful businessperson)
a. magnate
El potentado petrolero le dejó toda su fortuna a su sobrina.The oil magnate left his whole fortune to his niece.
b. tycoon
Aristides pasó de ser un humilde obrero a un potentado de la construcción en tan solo 12 años.Aristides went from being a humble laborer to a construction tycoon in just 12 years.
c. baron
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
El periódico acusó al potentado de los ferrocarriles de comprar la elección.The newspaper accused the railroad baron of buying the election.
d. fat cat
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
El pueblo estaba cansado de que los políticos pusieran las prioridades de los potentados sobre las de ellos.The people were tired of politicians putting the priorities of fat cats over theirs.
2. (ruler)
a. potentate
Potentados indios se reunieron con representantes de la Compañía Británica de las Indias Orientales en 1780.Indian potentates met with representatives of the East India Company in 1780.
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potentado
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. potentate
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potentadoa potentada
1 (en la industria) tycoon; magnate
un potentado de la construcción a construction tycoon o magnate; los potentados que veranean en Marbella the idle rich who spend the summer in Marbella
un coche para potentados
2 (poderoso) big shot (familiar)
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