funny money


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funny money

n. Informal
1. Currency or money that is counterfeit or worthless, or whose value is otherwise illusory.
2. Money from an illegitimate source: funny money discovered in a politician's campaign fund.

funny money

n
1. (Currencies) a sum of money so large as to be considered unreal
2. (Currencies) counterfeit money
3. (Currencies) derogatory foreign currency

fun′ny mon`ey


n.
Slang.
1. counterfeit currency.
2. currency of little value, as of a nation whose currency has been artificially inflated or recently devaluated.
[1940–45]
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