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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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  • Left alone with Mr. moneybags he says to him: 'Five hundred roubles, if you please!'

    The Created Legend Feodor Sologub
  • Crabtree scowls; moneybags pooh-poohs; but Nature is too strong for them, and the children play on.

  • Mr. moneybags in the front pew has got a strangle hold on the parson.

    The Vision Spendid William MacLeod Raine
  • And they used another argument, one which experience told them would prove convincing: they jingled their moneybags.

    The Story of Brussels Ernest Gilliat-Smith
  • They are accessible only in their moneybags, and rather than risk a riot they would vote for the destruction of Moloch's temple.

  • Christian pocketed the moneybags, promised the greatest carefulness, and set out on his way.

    Return of the Native Thomas Hardy
  • "Okay, Mr. moneybags," said the young official as the captain left.

    Heart Henry Slesar
  • You really want to talk with me because you regret that my sermon was interrupted by Mr. moneybags.

    The Devil Joseph O'Brien
British Dictionary definitions for moneybags


(functioning as sing) (informal) a very rich person
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for moneybags



  1. A rich person: some aged moneybags (1818+)
  2. A military paymaster (WWII Navy)
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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