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gelt

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[ gelt ]
/ gɛlt /
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verb

a simple past tense and past participle of geld1.

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Definition for gelt (2 of 2)

gelt2
[ gelt ]
/ gɛlt /

noun Slang.

Origin of gelt

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1890–95; <Yiddish <Middle High German geld money; in earlier British dial. uses <German or Dutch; see geld2
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British Dictionary definitions for gelt (1 of 2)

gelt1
/ (ɡɛlt) /

verb

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

British Dictionary definitions for gelt (2 of 2)

gelt2
/ (ɡɛlt) /

noun

slang, mainly US cash or funds; money

Word Origin for gelt

C19: from Yiddish, from Old High German gelt reward
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