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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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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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