Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Entry: mogulette (n.)

In context: "Because enter one Noreen Lace-Forché, the USC-educated video-rental mogulette who in the B.S. '90s had taken Phoenix's Intermission Video chain from the middle of the Sun Belt pack to a national distribution second only to Blockbuster Entertainment in gross receipts."

Definition: From mogul (n.):

An important, influential, or dominant person; an autocrat. Now chiefly (usu. with distinguishing word): a business or (esp. in recent use) media magnate.

Other: But earlier from:

Each of the successive heads of the Muslim dynasty founded by Zahīr-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Bābur (1483–1530), which ruled an empire covering a large part of South Asia from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Frequently styled the Great (also Grand) Mogul . Now hist


The form Mughal is now often preferred in this sense.

SNOOT score: 1
Page: 415

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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