moola | moolah

American English

Meaning: money

For example:

  • By the time he was fifty, Tony had so much moola that he never had to work again.

  • Most of the moolah they'd made from the drug trade was already gone by the time they were arrested.

Origin: Originally used in underworld criminal organisations like the mafia.

Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Then the guy put a gun to my head and said, "Ok buddy. Where's the moola?", so I told him

a. where the money was

b. where the jewels were

c. where the drugs were

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Contributor: Matt Errey