mazuma

mazuma

[muh-zoo-muh]
noun Slang.

Origin:
1875–80; < Yiddish mezumen < Hebrew mezūmān set, fixed

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mazuma (məˈzuːmə)
 
n
slang chiefly (US) money
 
[C20: from Yiddish]

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mazuma
slang for "money," 1901, from Yiddish, from Mishnaic Hebrew mezumman "designated, fixed, appointed," used in Medieval Heb. in sense of "cash" (cf. slang the needful "money"), from Akkad. simanu "appointed time."
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mazuma definition

[məˈzumə] and [məˈzulə]
and mazulla
  1. n.
    money. (From Hebrew mezu via Yiddish.) : She's got more mazuma than she knows what to do with. , I won some mazulla on the horses and lost it all playing poker.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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