Definition of wonga in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɒŋɡə/


[mass noun] British informal
Money: you want to earn a lot more wonga
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  • Now, £1m is a lot of wonga for a paper plane, but that's nothing compared to the £7m bidding frenzy recently provoked by the sale of the real thing.
  • Most of The Sun's really memorable headlines (such as ‘Wenger's wonga makes Bergkamp linger longer’ and ‘Super-Callie-are-fantastic-Celtic-are-atrocious’) have in fact been found on the back page, not the front.
  • Simply hop onto a flight to Mumbai with a laptop, meet a man in the airport who will give you a different hard-drive. Test a few phones and upgrade them, and then hand over some wonga.


1980s: perhaps from Romany wongar 'coal', also 'money'.

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