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funny money

noun, Slang.
1.
counterfeit currency.
2.
money from undisclosed or questionable sources.
3.
currency of little value, as of a nation whose currency has been artificially inflated or recently devaluated.
4.
any foreign currency.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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British Dictionary definitions for funny-money

funny money

noun
1.
a sum of money so large as to be considered unreal
2.
counterfeit money
3.
(derogatory) foreign currency
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Slang definitions & phrases for funny-money

funny money

noun phrase

Worthless, counterfeit, or play money (1938+)


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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Idioms and Phrases with funny-money

funny money

Counterfeit money; also, money from an obscure or questionable source. For example, The police warned storekeepers that some funny money was being passed around town. This expression probably endures because of its rhyme. [ 1930s ]
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