motser

or mot·zer

[ 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

Definition for motza (2 of 2)

motzer
[ mot-ser ]
/ ˈmɒt sər /

noun

Also mot·za [mot-suh] /ˈmɒt sə/.
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British Dictionary definitions for motza

motser

motza

/ (ˈmɒtsə) /

noun

Australian informal a large sum of money, esp a gambling win

Word Origin for motser

of uncertain origin; possibly Yiddish
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