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cush

[ koosh ]
/ kʊʃ /
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noun Slang.
money, especially when reserved for some special use.
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Origin of cush

Origin uncertain; perhaps to be identified with cush sweetened and fried cornmeal (compare Gullah cush, cushcush, ultimately <Arabic kuskuscouscous); or a back formation from cushy

Other definitions for cush (2 of 2)

Cush

or Kush

[ koosh, kuhsh ]
/ kʊʃ, kʌʃ /

noun
the eldest son of Ham. Genesis 10:6.
an area mentioned in the Bible, sometimes identified with Upper Egypt.
Kingdom of Cush, an ancient African state in this area; part of the region of Nubia (1000 b.c.–a.d. 350).
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British Dictionary definitions for cush

Cush

Kush

/ (kʌʃ, kʊʃ) /

noun Old Testament
the son of Ham and brother of Canaan (Genesis 10:6)
the country of the supposed descendants of Cush (ancient Ethiopia), comprising approximately Nubia and the modern Sudan, and the territory of southern (or Upper) Egypt
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