Etymology
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gelt (n.)

"money," 1520s, from German and Dutch gelt "gold, money," from Proto-Germanic *geldam "payment" (see geld (n.)). In some later uses from Yiddish gelt, from Old High German gelt "payment, reward," from the same source.

gelt (adj.)

past participle of geld (v.); hence, as an adjective, "castrated" (mid-15c.).

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Definitions of gelt

gelt (n.)
informal terms for money;
Synonyms: boodle / bread / cabbage / clams / dinero / dough / kale / lettuce / lolly / lucre / loot / moolah / pelf / scratch / shekels / simoleons / sugar / wampum
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