Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang One million dollars.
  • n. Slang A large but unspecified amount of money.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A million dollars.

Etymologies

Back-formation from megabucks. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Karl Rove and his stealth, megabuck and potentially illegal campaign PAC, Crossroads GPS, is really tipping its hand with this one.

    Michael Shaw: Reading the Pictures: Rove's GPS Locates Rich White Man Lobby

  • I'd like to see it brought back, at say the 20-30 megabuck level, possibly as two organizations rather than one -- with one focusing on propulsion, and the other on habitability and application issues (better spacesuits, mining methods, nanotech, variable-structure vehicles, etc).

    Should NIAC be Revived? - NASA Watch

  • And the first computers were multi-megabuck monsters that occupied rooms and demanded their own power substations and air conditioners ...

    A fast food morning with the Tesla Roadster Sport - Boing Boing

  • If you can't get a decent sound out a plebeian Mexican-made Strat, the megabuck Clapton model isn't going to make you sound any better.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • But the opposition is already preparing an assault on defense as the most wasteful Federal operation of them all; even the International Association of Machinists, long wedded to megabuck Pentagon budgets, produced a scholarly study arguing that $1 billion of government spending will create 59,000 jobs in the civilian sector to 45,000 in defense.

    The Politics of Austerity

  • The Obama administration made a mistake in picking megachurch, megabuck, megabigot, religious leader Rick Warren to speak at the inaugural ceremonies.

    What the Gupta Are They Thinking?

  • The Obama administration made a mistake in picking megachurch, megabuck, megabigot, religious leader Rick Warren to speak at the inaugural ceremonies. '

    What the Gupta Are They Thinking?

  • With real estate values at an all-time ebb (adjusted for inflation) and currencies worldwide remarkably devalued, the time is ripe and the pickings are easy for keen-eyed speculators to make a megabuck.

    Randall Amster: Tomorrow's Info Today: Staying Ahead of the News Cycle

  • The mainstream has for years permitted, endorsed and distributed lethal drugs to millions which hardly come under scrutiny because megabuck pharmaceutical companies lobbying strengths allows the populace to continually pick “your poison” legitimately, as does tobacco, alcohol etc. industries.

    Is Calderon winning or losing this war?

  • In addition to Auchi, Ayers, Dohrn, Pfleger, Rezko, Wright, etc...we now have Rashid Khalidi, a Palestinian bagman for Yassar Arafat that secured megabuck from the Woods Fund while Barack H.

    [obama] the missing six months

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