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OLD MONEY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does old money mean? 

OLD MONEY (noun)
  The noun OLD MONEY has 1 sense:

1. the inherited wealth of established upper-class families

  Familiarity information: OLD MONEY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OLD MONEY (noun)


Sense 1old money [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The inherited wealth of established upper-class families

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

old money; silver spoon

Context examples:

he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth / she is the daughter of old money from Massachusetts

Hypernyms ("old money" is a kind of...):

inherited wealth (wealth that is inherited rather than earned)


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