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cush

[koo sh] /kʊʃ/
noun, Slang.
1.
money, especially when reserved for some special use.
Origin of cush
origin uncertain; perhaps to be identified with cush sweetened and fried cornmeal (compare Gullah cush, cushcush, ultimately < Arabic kuskus couscous); or a back formation from cushy

Cush

or Kush

[koo sh, kuhsh] /kʊʃ, kʌʃ/
noun
1.
the eldest son of Ham. Gen. 10:6.
2.
an area mentioned in the Bible, sometimes identified with Upper Egypt.
3.
Kingdom of, an ancient African state in this area; part of the region of Nubia (1000 b.c.–a.d. 350).
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Cush

/kʌʃ; kʊʃ/
noun (Old Testament)
1.
the son of Ham and brother of Canaan (Genesis 10:6)
2.
the country of the supposed descendants of Cush (ancient Ethiopia), comprising approximately Nubia and the modern Sudan, and the territory of southern (or Upper) Egypt
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cush

noun

Money; cash: They've put up their good cush to send me on tour

[late 1900s+; probably fr cash]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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