[ mot-ser ]
/ ˈmɒt sər /
noun Australian Slang.
a large amount of money, especially a sum won in gambling.
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Also mot·za [mot-suh] /ˈmɒt sə/.
Origin of motser
1940–45; perhaps alteration of Polari medzers, medzies, metzes money, plural of medzer, madzer halfpenny, ultimately < Italian mezzo half, mezzo
Words nearby motser
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British Dictionary definitions for motser
/ (ˈmɒtsə) /
Australian informal a large sum of money, esp a gambling win
Word Origin for motser
of uncertain origin; possibly Yiddish
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