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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Definitions for gelt

  1. Slang. money.

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Citations for gelt
All he wants is some U.S. gelt and a nice pair of elevator shoes. James Ellroy, Blood's a Rover, 2009
Let alone he was always one for a bit of life, you could earn extra gelt in London, for there were always errands to be run, or notes to be delivered, and you got a shilling every time you were sent off to execute such commissions. Georgette Heyer, The Unknown Ajax, 1959
Origin of gelt
Gelt entered English in the 1890s. It came from the Yiddish word which meant "money."