or moo·lah

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Origin of moola

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for moolah

cash, notes, dough, wad, cabbage, roll, bread, moolah, specie, dinero, coinage

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


  1. 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