Definition of old money in English:

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old money


1Established, inherited wealth.
Example sentences
  • Filthy rich honorary Kentucky Colonels, regal in their old money, white suits and Foghorn Leghorn accents, abound at this event.
  • It takes a lot of old money to pull off that whole windswept look on national television.
  • Today, the children of those bonded contractors are back with us in the new technology fields of information and communication systems, using old money, made under suspect monopolistic arrangements, to great advantage.
1.1Those whose families have been wealthy for many generations: the list of Canada’s wealthiest people, once dominated by old money, is no longer so exclusive
More example sentences
  • He is a pretty-boy rich kid whose family is old money in New Orleans.
  • Williams is ‘new money’ who's grown wealthy by buying up antiques and homes from the local old money as the wells have dried up.
  • Lionel Peirce had apparently come from old money and had the ability to cart his family all over the globe in the search for elusive and near extinct animals.

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Syllabification: old mon·ey

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