motser

motser
/mot"seuhr/, n. Australian Slang.
a large amount of money, esp. a sum won in gambling.
Also, motzer, motza.
[1940-45; perh. alter. of Polari medzers, medzies, metzes money, pl. of MEDZER, MADZER halfpenny, ult. < It mezzo half, MEZZO]

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  • Motser — 1. large amount of money, especially a gambling win; 2. bet a large amount of money: to motser a horse (probably Yiddish matse = bread; cf. bread = money ) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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  • motser — n. (Slang) large amount of money; boodle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • motser — /ˈmɒtsə/ (say motsuh) noun Colloquial → motza …   Australian-English dictionary

  • motser — /mot seuhr/, n. Australian Slang. a large amount of money, esp. a sum won in gambling. Also, motzer, motza. [1940 45; perh. alter. of Polari medzers, medzies, metzes money, pl. of MEDZER, MADZER halfpenny, ult. < It mezzo half, MEZZO] …   Useful english dictionary

  • motzer — /mot seuhr/, n. motser. Also, motza /mot seuh/. * * * …   Universalium

  • motza — /ˈmɒtsə/ (say motsuh) noun a large amount of money, especially a gambling win. Also, motzer, motser. {probably alteration of Yiddish matse bread} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • a pretty penny — (informal) A LOT OF MONEY, millions, billions, a king s ransom; informal a (small) fortune, lots/pots/heaps of money, a mint, a killing, a bundle, a packet, a tidy sum, big money, telephone numbers, an arm and a leg; Brit. informal a bomb,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • motzer — /mot seuhr/, n. motser. Also, motza /mot seuh/ …   Useful english dictionary

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