moola

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

moola (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Money, cash.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:money
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References[edit]

  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, AK Press, 2007, →ISBN
  4. ^ “Cayoosh”, in cayoosh.net[1], accessed 23 January 2019, archived from the original on 5 August 2011
  5. ^ Attribution attributed to Mario Pei by William Safire, 6/8/2003 "On Language" column in the New York Times.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

moola (plural moolas)

  1. Obsolete form of mullah.

Sidamo[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmoːla/
  • Hyphenation: moo‧la

Adjective[edit]

moola (plural moolano)

  1. dry

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

moola

  1. (intransitive) to be dry
  2. (intransitive) to dry up

References[edit]

  • Kazuhiro Kawachi (2007) A grammar of Sidaama (Sidamo), a Cushitic language of Ethiopia, page 144