moola

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Suggested origins include:

  • from Romani[1] mol ‎(have value, be worth)
  • from Irish moll óir ‎(heap of gold)[2] However, this is unlikely because of the difference in pronunciation.
  • from French
  • from Sanskrit मूल ‎(mūla, capital, principal)

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Noun[edit]

moola ‎(uncountable)

  1. (informal) money, cash

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Henry Hitchings, The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English (ISBN 0374254109), page 323
  2. ^ Daniel Cassidy, The Secret Language of the Crossroads: How the Irish Invented Slang