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
- ‘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.’
- ‘Instead both are big business, they work for big business and they make a motza.’
- ‘Apart from no one wanting a nuclear power plant in the neighbourhood, they cost a motser and don't come on-stream for decades.’
- ‘So he made a motza hammering them.’
1930s: probably from Yiddish matse ‘bread’.
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