funny money
noun Date: 1938 1. artificially inflated currency 2. counterfeit money

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • funny money — ➔ money * * * funny money UK US noun [U] INFORMAL MONEY ► money whose value has been artificially increased, or money that is not worth as much as it appears to be: »The banks have used funny money generated by creative accountancy to deal with… …   Financial and business terms

  • funny money — [n] counterfeit money bad currency, bad money, counterfeit currency, fake currency, fake money, false currency, false money, play money; concepts 648,725 …   New thesaurus

  • funny money — funny ,money noun uncount INFORMAL 1. ) money that is illegal because it has not been printed by the government a ) money that has been obtained illegally 2. ) money whose value changes often …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • funny money — ☆ funny money n. Informal 1. bills, vouchers, etc. resembling or used as a substitute for legal currency 2. money that is illegal or that is tainted by illegal activity; specif., counterfeit money 3. currency, securities, etc. regarded as being… …   English World dictionary

  • funny money — funny .money n [U] informal money that has been printed illegally →↑counterfeit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • funny money — money that has been printed by criminals, or which has come from dishonest activities. He was caught passing funny money through the business …   New idioms dictionary

  • Funny Money — Infobox Play name = Funny Money image size = caption = writer = Ray Cooney chorus = characters = Henry Perkins Jean Perkins Vic Johnson Betty Johnson Bill Davenport Slater A passer by mute = setting = date of premiere = 1994 country of Origin =… …   Wikipedia

  • funny-money — n. any substitute money: counterfeit money, military script, etc. □ I don’t want any funny money. Real U.S. greenbacks or forget the deal. □ Who’ll change my funny money back to bucks? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • funny money — counterfeit money, fake money    Don t accept any funny money. We can t spend it …   English idioms

  • funny money —    cash which cannot be spent openly    Counterfeit notes or the proceeds of vice or crime:     As quick as he finds out that s funny money he ll put the finger on you. (Weverka, 1973) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • funny-money — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : inflated currency; especially : currency inflated or otherwise manipulated for political or social purposes his opposition to the funny money manipulations … brought him into disfavor Newsweek …   Useful english dictionary

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