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folding money

noun, Informal.
Origin of folding money
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • Now jist why can't this mountain man take ninety dollars in folding money offen me and cut out all this bankin' stuff.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • When Penny thumbed over the little stack of “folding money” she drew in her breath.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate Mildred A. Wirt
British Dictionary definitions for folding money

folding money

noun
1.
(informal) paper money
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for folding money

folding money

noun phrase

(Variations: cabbage or green or lettuce may replace money) Paper money; bank-notes, esp in large quantities: They leave their folding money at home/ lacks the folding green to pick up a nightclub tab (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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