old money

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Noun[edit]

old money (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) Families that have been wealthy for generations or members of such families.
  2. (UK) The monetary system used in the United Kingdom before decimalisation (1971) and consisting of pounds, shillings, pence and farthings.
  3. (humorous) The imperial system of measurement, as opposed to the metric system.
    These scales say I weigh 72 kilograms; what's that in old money?

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  • (families that have been wealthy for generations): new money

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