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[muhn-ee-bag] /ˈmʌn iˌbæg/
a bag for money.
moneybags, (used with a singular verb) a very wealthy or extravagant person.
Origin of moneybag
1555-65; 1940-45 for def 2; money + bag Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • So he hid the cloak, and the bundle, and the money-bag in the garden.

    Old-Fashioned Fairy Tales Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
  • The Caliph found in his dress, not only the box of magic powder, but also his money-bag.

    The Oriental Story Book Wilhelm Hauff
  • Well, it was all along of all that money-bag of Bob's that he and I found out anything.

    Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore
  • What do you think that—that walkin' money-bag came here for?

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • What an insidious little scoundrel one might make of him, sitting there nursing his money-bag and his treachery!

    Roderick Hudson Henry James
  • If Tam can scare this money-bag back to Frankfurt, he will render us a service.

    Tam O' The Scoots Edgar Wallace
  • At the Bull Inn in London there used to be a portrait of him with a money-bag under his arm.

  • England was to remain in the background jingling the money-bag.

  • Side by side they toiled, eating little, visiting seldom, and ever replenishing the money-bag at the bottom of the meal barrel.

    Negro Tales Joseph Seamon Cotter
  • His money-bag was still in his right hand; but why was it no heavier than a strip of pigskin?

    Star of Mercia Blanche Devereux
Word Origin and History for money-bag

1560s, from money + bag (n.). Meaning "rich person" is from 1818. Related: moneybags.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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