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Slang

moola | moolah

This page is about the slang term 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