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[muhn-ee-bag] /ˈmʌn iˌbæg/
a bag for money.
moneybags, (used with a singular verb) a very wealthy or extravagant person.
Origin of moneybag
1555-65; 1940-45 for def 2; money + bag Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • What do you think that—that walkin' money-bag came here for?

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The Caliph found in his dress, not only the box of magic powder, but also his money-bag.

    The Oriental Story Book Wilhelm Hauff
  • If Tam can scare this money-bag back to Frankfurt, he will render us a service.

    Tam O' The Scoots Edgar Wallace
  • He had to undo the string of his money-bag, but the chief was too fine a gentleman to smile.

    When a Man's Single J. M. Barrie
  • England was to remain in the background jingling the money-bag.

  • Well, it was all along of all that money-bag of Bob's that he and I found out anything.

    Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore
  • His money-bag was still in his right hand; but why was it no heavier than a strip of pigskin?

    Star of Mercia Blanche Devereux
  • Then he tied up the mouth of the money-bag, and threw it down to the Milkman.

    The Talking Thrush William Crooke
  • “I shall take what I will,” said Halewyn; and he filled his money-bag.

    Flemish Legends Charles de Coster
  • The fur-trimmed coat flew out as well as it could, and the money-bag also.

    Ben Pepper Margaret Sidney
Word Origin and History for money-bag

1560s, from money + bag (n.). Meaning "rich person" is from 1818. Related: moneybags.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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