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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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  • The squat lieutenant, the moolah, and about a dozen Dervishes surrounded the prisoners.

    A Desert Drama A. Conan Doyle
  • But I am ordered to gather you together, for the moolah is coming to convert you all.

    A Desert Drama A. Conan Doyle
  • The moolah had his reputation to preserve, and it was not for him to confess to a failure.

    A Desert Drama A. Conan Doyle
  • It was on a young moolah or Priest: he had a goitre—or enlarged thyroid.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • A few days ago, a moolah, a Mohammedan priest, died at this place.

    Letters from Palestine J. D. Paxton
  • And they were ready to spend a hunk of moolah on the build-up.

    Breeder Reaction Winston Marks
  • The moolah replied, ‘Can you answer a question which I shall ask?’

    The Turkish Jester Nasreddin Hoca
  • His own moolah, a very good and learned man, will come to give you an hour of teaching.

    A Desert Drama A. Conan Doyle
  • Whereupon the moolah went away, saying, ‘If the labourers of Moom p. 265are of this description, what must the learned men be?’

    The Turkish Jester Nasreddin Hoca
British Dictionary definitions for moolah


a slang word for money
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for moolah

also moola, "money," c.1920, American English slang, of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for moolah



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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