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or moolah

[moo-luh] /ˈmu lə/
noun, Slang.
Origin of moola
1905-10, Americanism; origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Frenchman looked at his kneeling companions, and then his eyes travelled onwards to the angry faces of the Emir and moolah.

    A Desert Drama A. Conan Doyle
  • The moolah had his reputation to preserve, and it was not for him to confess to a failure.

    A Desert Drama A. Conan Doyle
  • It was on a young moolah or Priest: he had a goitre—or enlarged thyroid.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • A few days ago, a moolah, a Mohammedan priest, died at this place.

    Letters from Palestine J. D. Paxton
  • I told the moolah he was foolish, and the operation would probably cost him his life.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • And they were ready to spend a hunk of moolah on the build-up.

    Breeder Reaction Winston Marks
  • The squat lieutenant, the moolah, and about a dozen Dervishes surrounded the prisoners.

    A Desert Drama A. Conan Doyle
  • The moolah replied, ‘Can you answer a question which I shall ask?’

    The Turkish Jester Nasreddin Hoca
  • Our moolah has just been here; he says he has bought winding sheets for himself, his brother, and his mother.

British Dictionary definitions for moolah


a slang word for money
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for moolah

also moola, "money," c.1920, American English slang, of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for moolah



Money: So put a little moola in your portfolio and get yourself a cash cow/ He who rips off jazz makes mucho moolah

[1920+; origin unknown]

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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