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Borrowed from Romani wangar (coal), from Sanskrit अङ्गार (áṅgāra, charcoal, coal), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hángāras, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁óngʷl̥. The English term coal was itself used as a slang term for money in England in the 18th and 19th century.

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wonga (uncountable)

  1. (slang, Britain, chiefly London, New Zealand) Money.
    A whole wodge of wonga.

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