moneybag

[ muhn-ee-bag ]
/ ˈmʌn iˌbæg /

noun

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

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Origin of moneybag

1555–65; 1940–45 for def 2; money + bag
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British Dictionary definitions for moneybags

moneybags
/ (ˈmʌnɪˌbæɡz) /

noun

(functioning as singular) informal a very rich person
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