or moo·lah


noun Slang.

Origin of moola

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for moolah

Contemporary Examples of moolah

Historical Examples of moolah

  • The squat lieutenant, the Moolah, and about a dozen Dervishes surrounded the prisoners.

    A Desert Drama

    A. Conan Doyle

  • But I am ordered to gather you together, for the Moolah is coming to convert you all.

    A Desert Drama

    A. Conan Doyle

  • The Moolah had his reputation to preserve, and it was not for him to confess to a failure.

    A Desert Drama

    A. Conan Doyle

  • It was on a young Moolah or Priest: he had a goitre—or enlarged thyroid.

    At the Court of the Amr

    John Alfred Gray

  • A few days ago, a moolah, a Mohammedan priest, died at this place.

British Dictionary definitions for moolah



a slang word for money
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Word Origin and History for moolah

also moola, "money," c.1920, American English slang, of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper