funny money


Definition of funny money

1 : artificially inflated currency
2 : counterfeit money

Examples of funny money in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web FinCEN’s real estate regulation will likely draw fire from real estate developers because the current boom in urban luxury real estate depends heavily on funny money, and a lot of those units aren’t even occupied. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 14 Dec. 2021 The new SDRs are part of a $650 billion global allocation of IMF funny money that goes to all 190 members in proportion to their IMF quota. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 25 Aug. 2021 Fletcher won his largest bet of the night and the dealer tried to pay him in funny money. Wally Hall, Arkansas Online, 8 June 2021 As a courtesy, the casino traded all his funny money for real chips. Wally Hall, Arkansas Online, 8 June 2021 The Tesla and SpaceX chief executive spent months tweeting memes about the digital funny money in the lead-up to his appearance on NBC's comedy sketch show. Robert Hackett, Fortune, 9 May 2021 Perhaps no asset represents this strange new era of funny money—totally detached from the material concerns afflicting much of the country—more than non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, 10 Mar. 2021 Boris Johnson's British government is in love with Russian funny money, and the EU's present strategy against Russia is about as viable as an ice cube on the face of the sun. Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner, 26 Feb. 2021 There were no guns, no drugs, no funny money, no girls, no boys, no nothing. Neal B. Freeman, National Review, 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of funny money

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of funny money was in 1901

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10 Jan 2022

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“Funny money.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of funny money

: fake money : counterfeit money


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