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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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  • "I know I'm old, but I'm crazy about you," stated Mr. moneybags.

  • Left alone with Mr. moneybags he says to him: 'Five hundred roubles, if you please!'

    The Created Legend Feodor Sologub
  • "Okay, Mr. moneybags," said the young official as the captain left.

    Heart Henry Slesar
  • Mr. moneybags in the front pew has got a strangle hold on the parson.

    The Vision Spendid William MacLeod Raine
  • The ease with which adventurers and bogus schemers get their claws into English moneybags, is something astounding.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • Crabtree scowls; moneybags pooh-poohs; but Nature is too strong for them, and the children play on.

  • And they used another argument, one which experience told them would prove convincing: they jingled their moneybags.

    The Story of Brussels Ernest Gilliat-Smith
  • Christian pocketed the moneybags, promised the greatest carefulness, and set out on his way.

    Return of the Native Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for moneybags


(functioning as sing) (informal) a very rich person
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for moneybags



  1. A rich person: some aged moneybags (1818+)
  2. A military paymaster (WWII Navy)
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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