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folding money

noun, Informal.
Origin of folding money
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • When Penny thumbed over the little stack of “folding money” she drew in her breath.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate Mildred A. Wirt
  • Now jist why can't this mountain man take ninety dollars in folding money offen me and cut out all this bankin' stuff.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
British Dictionary definitions for folding money

folding money

(informal) paper money
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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folding money

noun phrase

(Variations: cabbage or green or lettuce may replace money) Paper money; bank-notes, esp in large quantities: They leave their folding money at home/ lacks the folding green to pick up a nightclub tab (1920s+)

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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