megabucks

megabuck

[meg-uh-buhk]
noun Informal.
1.
one million dollars.
2.
megabucks, very large sums of money.

Origin:
1945–50; mega- + buck1

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megabuck (ˈmɛɡəˌbʌk)
 
n
slang (US), (Canadian)
 a.  a million dollars
 b.  (as modifier): a megabuck movie

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megabucks
1946, originally "one million dollars," from mega- (q.v.) + slang buck "dollar." A jocular coinage of U.S. scientists working on expensive atomic research.
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megabucks definition


  1. n.
    a lot of money; big bucks. (See also kilobucks.) : A stereo that size must cost megabucks.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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