[ muh-zoo-muh ]
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Origin of mazuma

First recorded in 1895–1900; from Yiddish mazume, mezumen, from Mishnaic Hebrew mĕzūmmānīm “ready money, cash,” from mĕzūmmān “prepared,” akin to zĕman “time”; cf. monsoon, Sivan

Words Nearby mazuma Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mazuma in a sentence

  • But don't forget to burn a few punk sticks in the joss house to the great god mazuma from time to time.

    The Four Million | O. Henry
  • I think you're out of mazuma, and that's why I'm doing this.

    The Fiction Factory | John Milton Edwards
  • They can sure shed mazuma, but they can't work, or turn out of bed in the morning.

    Smoke Bellew | Jack London
  • When they want it, every one of these memoranda must be Johnny-on-the-spot before they can dig up the mazuma.

    Bucky O'Connor | William MacLeod Raine
  • All his life hes had to pinch, and now he hangs on to the mazuma with a deathlike grip.

British Dictionary definitions for mazuma


/ (məˈzuːmə) /

  1. slang, mainly US money

Origin of mazuma

C20: from Yiddish

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