Definition of moneybags in US English:


plural noun

  • usually treated as singular A wealthy person.

    • ‘If the Democratic party wants to tap into those moneybags, they need someone who can speak their language.’
    • ‘You hear all sorts of rumours, but I can assure fans that we are not the moneybags of the Conference.’
    • ‘Still, there should be some moneybags who could do this much at least.’
    • ‘They have been treated as sacrosanct, even though they are the moneybags behind the global scheme.’
    • ‘Some parties regard the Asian community as walking moneybags.’
    • ‘It seems to have raised close on €1 million, which says something for the loyalty of the old moneybags that have supported the party through the years, in bad times and in worse times.’
    • ‘She had heard some stories about this moneybags.’
    • ‘Every moneybags who invests in a publication becomes a more fascinating person overnight, acquiring cachet beyond their millions.’
    • ‘One hundred days into his tenure as the high-energy, higher-decibel chairman of the party, he is in trouble with party moneybags.’
    • ‘And allow me to kindly inform you that our parents are filthy moneybags.’
    • ‘The dotcom era is over, Simon may well find himself out of the picture as the moneybags get a real manager to run the show.’
    • ‘Hey moneybags, do you want to donate to the poor, overworked and underpaid resident foundation?’
    • ‘He also takes his swings at the greedy northeastern moneybags' who exploit the South for its cheap labor plantation economics.’
    • ‘Since when does good mean anything to you, moneybags?’
    • ‘Has it finally dawned on you that your reputation as an entertainer - for the crowds and therefore, for the corporate moneybags - is fast overshadowing your greatness as a batsman?’
    • ‘Why not pick up a copy of the Sunday Times and read about the smuggest moneybags in Britain?’
    • ‘Patrick the moneybags of the gang with a supermodel girlfriend, is cuckolded by Serge, the class clown.’
    • ‘Trying to chum it up with the moneybags now are you, Kea?’
    • ‘It is his job as moneybags in chief to tell the Government more or less everything is too dear.’
    • ‘If they were really lazy moneybags they would avoid playing in high handicap competitions, because it is tough!’
    rich person, capitalist, tycoon, magnate, nabob, millionaire, billionaire, multimillionaire, nouveau riche, person of means
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