mazuma

[ muh-zoo-muh ]
/ məˈzu mə /

noun Slang.

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Origin of mazuma

First recorded in 1895–1900; from Yiddish mazume, mezumen, from Mishnaic Hebrew məzūmmānīm “ready money, cash,” from məzūmmān “prepared”
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Example sentences from the Web for mazuma

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

  • I think you're out of mazuma, and that's why I'm doing this.

    The Fiction Factory|John Milton Edwards
  • 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

mazuma
/ (məˈzuːmə) /

noun

slang, mainly US money

Word Origin for mazuma

C20: from Yiddish
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