a bag for money.
moneybags, (used with a singular verb) a very wealthy or extravagant person.

Origin of moneybag

1555–65; 1940–45 for def 2; money + bag Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of moneybags

Historical Examples of moneybags

  • "I know I'm old, but I'm crazy about you," stated Mr. Moneybags.

  • Left alone with Mr. Moneybags he says to him: 'Five hundred roubles, if you please!'

    The Created Legend

    Feodor Sologub

  • "Okay, Mr. Moneybags," said the young official as the captain left.


    Henry Slesar

  • Mr. Moneybags in the front pew has got a strangle hold on the parson.

    The Vision Spendid

    William MacLeod Raine

  • The ease with which adventurers and bogus schemers get their claws into English moneybags, is something astounding.

    Nasby in Exile

    David R. Locke

British Dictionary definitions for moneybags



(functioning as singular) informal a very rich person
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