One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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- ‘Across the line, it's all still pie and ice cream and mazuma.’
- ‘The mazuma has changed hands now.’
- ‘He seems to be raking in the mazuma.’
Early 20th century: Yiddish, from Hebrew mĕzummān, from zimmēn ‘prepare’.
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