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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