- a large amount of money, especially a sum won in gambling.
Also mot·za [mot-suh] /ˈmɒt sə/.
Origin of motser
1940–45; perhaps alteration of Polari medzers, medzies, metzes money, plural of medzer, madzer halfpenny, ultimately < Italian mezzo half, mezzo
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- Australian informal a large sum of money, esp a gambling win
of uncertain origin; possibly Yiddish
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