MEANING: noun: A very rich person.

ETYMOLOGY: After the Rothschild banking family that rose to prominence with Mayer Rothschild (1744-1812). He had his five sons expand business in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna, and Naples. Earliest documented use: 1824.

ROTHSCHILD - A nullity. The author of Portnoy's Complaint, said to be "Roth as a misogynist and control freak," had no children, though he did marry.

ROTH'S "CHILL" - Portnoy's Complaint (1969)

WROTH'S CHILD - Violence, a common consequence of anger