loadsamoney

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

loadsa +‎ money. Originally the name of a vulgar character invented by British comedian Harry Enfield in the 1980s. His catchphrase was "loadsamoney!", often said while flourishing wads of banknotes.

InterjectionEdit

loadsamoney

  1. (UK, informal, humorous, satirical) A colourful variation of the phrase "loads of money", referring to the free flowing of money, to large amounts spent or earned, or to the perceived acquisitiveness and materialism engendered in society by a booming economy.
    • My hon. Friend entered the House in 1987, and I am sure that my hon. Friend will recall the right hon. Gentleman the Leader of the Opposition talking about the "loadsamoney society" and the bad effect that that has had on crime rates. — John Patten, speaking in the House of Commons, 10 March 1989; recorded in Hansard [1]
    • Questioned on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on whether he would be adopting a pre-election "loadsamoney" stance, Mr Blunkett said that there would be "substantial investment" but "loadsamoney will not be a term I'll be using". — "Blunkett rejects 'loadsamoney' tag", BBC News, 17 July, 2000 [2]
    • Loadsamoney! West Ham set to join high rollers with £13m offer for Johnson; £90,000 a week. — Daily Mail headline, June 4, 2007 [3]
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