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1. A bag for holding money.
2. moneybags(used with a sing. or pl. verb) Wealth.
3. moneybags(used with a sing. verb) A rich, often extravagant person.
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a bag for holding money
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(ˈmʌn iˌbæg)

1. a bag for money.
2. moneybags, (used with a sing. v.) a very wealthy person.
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Noun1.moneybag - a drawstring bag for holding moneymoneybag - a drawstring bag for holding money  
drawstring bag - a bag that is closed at the top with a drawstring
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It was her husband, who had discovered the disappearance of the moneybag, and was crying "Thieves!"
I thought your race had loved nothing save their moneybags.''
It grieves my heart to see one as gallant as this Stutely die, for I have been a good Saxon yeoman in my day, ere I turned palmer, and well I know a stout hand and one that smiteth shrewdly at a cruel Norman or a proud abbot with fat moneybags. Had good Stutely's master but known how his man was compassed about with perils, perchance he might send succor to bring him out of the hand of his enemies.
The first was full of meal; the second of moneybags and papers tied into sheaves; in the third, with many other things (and these for the most part clothes) I found a rusty, ugly-looking Highland dirk without the scabbard.
But the `up again and take another' spirit was as strong in Jo as in Jack, so she scrambled up on the shady side this time and got more booty, but nearly left behind her what was far more precious than the moneybags.
Let him go thither, and loll at ease upon his moneybags! He has lounged long enough in the old chair!
Truly Ernest had shaken them when he stretched out his hands for their moneybags, his hands that had appeared in their eyes as the hands of the fifteen hundred thousand revolutionists.
The damsel seems to be making hay while the sun shines, given that the politician is not the only moneybag in her life.
CHARLES SAUNDERS, Middlesbrough Moneybag clubs will only play each other THE latest moves by the big moneybag football clubs to make themselves bigger moneybags by creating a "super league", is surely to the detriment of the rest of us football lovers.
Earlier, authorizes recovered a bag full of Kuwaiti dinar from a Pakistani bureaucrat after a CCTV footage showed he stole the moneybag.
Then they forced him into a vehicle, drove off to a construction site where they threatened him and stole the moneybag and ran away.
The campaign had approved two emojis before the first presidential debate, one was a hand holding a green moneybag that evolved into a stick figure running off with a moneybag.