One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Something that is worth money or is recognized as equivalent to money. Frequently in "money or money's-worth".
2An equivalent for the sum of money paid or to be paid; (full) value for one's money. Now chiefly with possessive adjective, especially in "to get one's money's worth".
Late 16th century. From the genitive of money + worth.
money's worth/ˈmʌnɪz wəːθ/
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