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WAMPUM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wampum mean? 

WAMPUM (noun)
  The noun WAMPUM has 2 senses:

1. informal terms for money
2. small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts; used by certain Native American peoples as jewelry or currency

  Familiarity information: WAMPUM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WAMPUM (noun)


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Meaning:

Informal terms for money

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

lolly; lucre; moolah; pelf; shekels; simoleons; lettuce; kale; gelt; boodle; wampum; clams; dinero; loot; bread; dough; cabbage; scratch; sugar

Hypernyms ("wampum" is a kind of...):

money (the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender)


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Meaning:

Small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts; used by certain Native American peoples as jewelry or currency

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

peag; wampumpeag; wampum

Hypernyms ("wampum" is a kind of...):

beads; string of beads (several beads threaded together on a string)


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