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cash, hard cash, ready moneyView synonyms
- ‘I just wish I could remember the URL and help them make some more gelt.’
- ‘We've vowed to help these unfortunate million- and billionaires lose their confusion, pain and gelt… er, guilt, despite their oppressively large bank accounts.’
- ‘Despite my earlier misgivings, this place is a find for those ready to shell out serious gelt.’
- ‘While I wish they were correct, I feel compelled to pass on some bad news: writing a chessbook is rarely going to make you anything worthwhile (as far as gelt is concerned).’
- ‘It drew $31, or about $400 in today's gelt.’
Early 16th century (originally often used to refer to the pay of a German army): from German Geld ‘money’.
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