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or moolah

[moo-luh] /ˈmu lə/
noun, Slang.
Origin of moola
An Americanism dating back to 1905-10; origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "That alters the case materially," said the moola, pocketing the money.

    Confessions of a Thug Philip Meadows Taylor
  • When within ten miles of their destination, they halted in a grove near the moola river.

  • I went direct to the house of the moola, for my thoughts were ever with my daughter, and my soul yearned to know her fate.

    Confessions of a Thug Philip Meadows Taylor
  • And my child too was safe; she was in friendly hands, and the moola would be a father to her.

    Confessions of a Thug Philip Meadows Taylor
  • In the evening we visited the Sangam, where the small streams of the moola and the Moota come together.

  • Old moola, not suspecting my intentions, came out from her hut, and promised to reward the victor.

    Charley Laurel W. H. G. Kingston
Slang definitions & phrases for moola



Money: So put a little moola in your portfolio and get yourself a cash cow/ He who rips off jazz makes mucho moolah

[1920+; origin unknown]

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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