One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large sum of money, especially as won in gambling.
fortune, considerable sum of money, large sum of money, vast sum of money, millions, billionsView synonyms
- ‘So he made a motza hammering them.’
- ‘Apart from no one wanting a nuclear power plant in the neighbourhood, they cost a motser and don't come on-stream for decades.’
- ‘Instead both are big business, they work for big business and they make a motza.’
- ‘Has made a motza through his company Ateco Automotive, which imports Citroen, Alfa Romeo and Kia, although the Koreans are taking the lucrative franchise back in house from next March after Ateco got the brand into the top ten.’
1930s: probably from Yiddish matse ‘bread’.
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