ooftish

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From Yiddish אויפֿן טיש (oyfn tish) in the phrase געלט אויפֿן טיש (gelt oyfn tish, money on the table).

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ooftish (uncountable)

  1. (archaic, British slang) Money.
    • 1889 August 27, Daily News:
      Henry Smith, her coachman, next gave evidence. He said he heard King say he had come after some ooftish.
    • 1897, A. R. Marshall, Pomes[sic] from the Pink 'Un, page 76:
      And you bet that each gal, not to mention each yob, / Didn't care how much ooftish it cost 'em per nob.

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