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old money

noun
1.
inherited wealth, especially wealth that confers status and social acceptance.
2.
a family or forebears possessing such wealth.
Related forms
old-money, adjective
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Examples from the web for old money
  • One is probably old money anyway, so one can consult one's parents' senior staff.
  • Two people, one from old money, are getting married this week.
  • The understated ways of old money do not apply here.
  • Here, old money and old families are in short supply, and the game is not polo but bridge.
  • By having a bunch of antiques in your house, what you suggest is that you've got old money, not new money.
  • Their owners may not have old money, but they know how to act as if they do.
  • Still others will surely emerge as fraud artists seek creative new ways to spin their old money-stealing schemes.
  • Traffic in stowaways is an old money-making business among merchant services.
  • However, they are willing to fully vest as to old money.
  • Those represent old money reinvested in the business.
Slang definitions & phrases for old money

old money

noun phrase

Inherited wealth, as distinct from that of the nouveaux riches: Bush attended two fund-raisers in Highland Park, the center of what passes in Dallas for old money, rooted in real estate, cotton, and oil in the early years (1963+)


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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