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[meg-uh-buhk] /ˈmɛg əˌbʌk/
noun, Informal.
one million dollars.
megabucks, very large sums of money.
Origin of megabuck
First recorded in 1945-50; mega- + buck1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then he could have taken Scotty's megabuck unit and given it to Joe.

  • Now he got a megabuck unit, put the earplug into place, and tried again.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • "And you can be the megabuck Moose, you big ox," Rick finished.

  • Incidentally, the megabuck units worked like a charm, as I told you when I wrote.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • I'll leave my megabuck unit on the boat, and we'll depend on Chahda's.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • The unusual name, megabuck, had grown out of a joke Rick had conceived about a "million bucks" television quiz program.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • There was nothing secret about the megabuck network, except that he and Barby would use it for a mind-reading act.

  • Rick went to his suitcase and drew out the unit of the megabuck network he had made for Barby.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • If possible, you will deliver a megabuck radio unit to Shannon and Briotti.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • As the group paused before making the difficult stage of the journey around the cone, Rick took the megabuck unit from Tony.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for megabuck


(US & Canadian, slang)
  1. a million dollars
  2. (as modifier): a megabuck movie
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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