gelt

1
[ gelt ]
/ gɛlt /

verb

a simple past tense and past participle of geld1.

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Definition for gelt (2 of 3)

gelt2
[ gelt ]
/ gɛlt /

noun Slang.

Origin of gelt

2
1890–95; < Yiddish < Middle High German geld money; in earlier British dial. uses < German or Dutch; see geld2

Definition for gelt (3 of 3)

geld1
[ geld ]
/ gɛld /

verb (used with object), geld·ed or gelt, geld·ing.

to castrate (an animal, especially a horse).
to take strength, vitality, or power from; weaken or subdue.

Origin of geld

1
1250–1300; Middle English gelden < Old Norse gelda

OTHER WORDS FROM geld

geld·er, nounun·geld·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gelt (1 of 4)

gelt1
/ (ɡɛlt) /

verb

archaic, or dialect a past tense and past participle of geld 1

British Dictionary definitions for gelt (2 of 4)

gelt2
/ (ɡɛlt) /

noun

slang, mainly US cash or funds; money

Word Origin for gelt

C19: from Yiddish, from Old High German gelt reward

British Dictionary definitions for gelt (3 of 4)

geld1
/ (ɡɛld) /

verb gelds, gelding, gelded or gelt (tr)

to castrate (a horse or other animal)
to deprive of virility or vitality; emasculate; weaken

Derived forms of geld

gelder, noun

Word Origin for geld

C13: from Old Norse gelda, from geldr barren

British Dictionary definitions for gelt (4 of 4)

geld2
/ (ɡɛld) /

noun

a tax on land levied in late Anglo-Saxon and Norman England

Word Origin for geld

Old English gield service, tax; related to Old Norse gjald tribute, Old Frisian jeld, Old High German gelt retribution, income
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