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Friday, May 17, 2013

motza

\MOT-ser\ , noun;
1.
a large amount of money, especially a sum won in gambling.
Quotes:
More profit, higher share price. These people I've been talking about own swags of shares. Each share price rise, they make a motza.
-- Richard Beasley, The Ambulance Chaser, 2004
Good business to be in. I bet they made a motza out of that.
-- Lisa Walker, Sex, Lies, and Bonsai, 2013
Origin:
Motza is Australian slang that possibly came from the Italian word mezzo meaning "half" or from the Yiddish word matzo meaning "unleavened bread." Regardless of its origin, it entered English in early twentieth century.
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