wonga

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Romani wangar (coal), from Sanskrit अङ्गार (áṅgāra, charcoal, coal), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hangāra-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ongʷl-. 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, UK, chiefly London, New Zealand) Money.
    A whole wodge of wonga.

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