EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Unknown, attested since the 1920s. Suggested origins, none of which are accepted by mainstream lexicographers,[1] include:

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

moola (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Money, cash.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:money

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Ed.
  2. ^ Henry Hitchings, The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English →ISBN, page 323
  3. ^ Daniel Cassidy, The Secret Language of the Crossroads: How the Irish Invented Slang
  4. ^ “Cayoosh”, in cayoosh.net[1], accessed 23 January 2019, archived from the original on 5 August 2011
  5. ^ Attributed to Mario Pei by William Safire, 6/8/2003 "On Language" column in the New York Times.