Definition of moola in US English:

moola

(also moolah)

noun

informal
  • Money.

    • ‘As long as they're unconscious, I say we swipe their moola, and go get some food.’
    • ‘Figure out how much moolah you need for practical stuff, like school supplies.’
    • ‘There is no secret that the NFL is big money, and Super Bowl week is all about the moola.’
    • ‘Most people do some kind of work when they're growing up for extra moolah.’
    • ‘Such changes will make moolah for multinationals but will it make men happier?’
    • ‘He was raised well and certainly with some moola.’
    • ‘By shopping around, you could halve your premiums, which could save you, say, £30 a month over 25 years, which is a lot of moolah!’
    • ‘And if there is so much moolah in the campaigns, why not participate and feel happy.’
    • ‘You may think that when it comes to buying an outfit for a Christmas night on the town, £60 is not a massive amount of moolah.’
    • ‘And I'm hoping these contracts start to bring in the extra moolah which I'll need to fulfil my travelling desires later this year.’
    • ‘Mira Syal, the woman who wrote the script has made a career and lots of moolah out of doing that.’
    • ‘Known for always keeping his pockets and wallets open for friends in ‘need’ of some moolah, it is testing time once again for Bollywood's best-dressed man.’
    • ‘Allowance or no allowance, wouldn't you love to have more moolah to pad your pockets?’
    • ‘For some reason, this year I found myself enjoying the little moments when a corporate executive would come out, awkwardly plug his company and proudly present me with a check for some vast amount of moola.’
    • ‘‘Why doesn't the film have a distributor? ‘they'd demand, and be shocked when my fellow critics told them the truth: The real stumbling block isn't censorship but moola.’
    • ‘If payments are simple, priced right and perceived as secure, maybe there'd be more moola flowing into artist's pockets.’
    • ‘You'll be sporting the latest trend and she'll think you dished out major moola!’
    • ‘As a family, we had lots of time to sit and chat and laugh without having to worry about how much moolah we were going to have to spend to pay the telephone bill between Canada and Jamaica.’
    • ‘Players are ranked at the end of each level, and a podium position requires the best battle record and the biggest pile of moolah.’
    • ‘And I have to choose between them because I won't have enough moolah by this point to see them both.’
    • ‘I now owe frightening sums of moolah, but should be able to clear my credit cards, thereby reducing my monthly repayment costs considerably.’
    • ‘And you know, not to be cynical, maybe that's all we need to be truly happy, enough moola to buy anything we want or need, to keep us comfortable until we shuffle off this mortal coil.’
    • ‘That's a total of $740,000 in canned-fruit moola from just two large contributors.’
    • ‘Many of them, in fact, are in demand to perform at concerts here and abroad and earn good moolah from each show.’
    • ‘So, they will have lucky dips and grand prizes - stuff which pleases the customer and makes them spend that moolah.’
    • ‘People who have got used to that sort of moolah rolling in, without having to lift a finger for it, are reluctant to give it up.’
    • ‘The exercise, which started in March, has elicited a positive response, raking in good moolah for the government coffers.’
    • ‘I DO want more moolah, but I'm not sure I deserve it.’
    • ‘So when I saw this one I shelled out the moola and got it.’
    • ‘‘I'm getting some big moola from the car insurance,’ Gary winked at his bewildered aunt and uncle, ‘so I need to borrow your car to get to LA.’’
    • ‘I just sat there and stared back and forth from my largely impressive pile of moola and then to Andy, who was doing the same.’
    • ‘Given that we live in a society which will not let retirees starve, and given that retirees need a lot of moola to stay alive, forced savings is inevitable.’
    • ‘I simply must find a way to bring more moolah in so I can get my own apartment.’
    cash, hard cash, ready money
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Origin

1930s (originally US): of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

moola

/ˈmo͞olä//ˈmulɑ/