Origin of moola
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for moolah
Or as the say over at the development office, moolah, moolah.My Address—and Apology—to Yale
May 24, 2009
The squat lieutenant, the Moolah, and about a dozen Dervishes surrounded the prisoners.
But I am ordered to gather you together, for the Moolah is coming to convert you all.
The Moolah had his reputation to preserve, and it was not for him to confess to a failure.
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
- a slang word for money
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Word Origin and History for moolah
also moola, "money," c.1920, American English slang, of unknown origin.
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