A humorous word imported into Britain from the USA before World War II. It is an invented term, probably in imita-tion of Amerindian, African or other for-eign languages, as is the more recent British synonym, womba. Like most slang terms for money, moolah underwent something of a revival in the late 1980s.
► 'Many congressmen arrive in Washington expecting to get rich - if not quick, at least before they leave. The art is in finding ways to get the moolah without contravening the various laws and rules of ethics.' (Observer, 12 June 1989)

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