new money



new money (uncountable)

  1. Persons or families that have recently become wealthy.
    • 2004, Jayceon Taylor, Mike Elizondo, Curtis J. Jackson, and Andre R. Young (lyrics), Andre R. Young and Mike Elizondo (music), “How We Do”, in The Documentary, G-Unit Records, performed by The Game (featuring 50 Cent):
      They call me new money, say I have no class, I'm from the bottom, I came up too fast.
  2. (Britain) The decimal monetary system used in the United Kingdom since 1971.
  3. (humorous) The metric system of measurement, as opposed to the imperial system.
    This recipe says add eight ounces of flour; what's that in new money?