gelt

noun
\ ˈgelt \

Definition of gelt

: money

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Dior’s pressed highlighting compact and Tatcha's gilded lip balm sparkle like gelt, while Augustinus Bader's cult face cream gives skin an appropriately candlelit glow. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Happy Hanukkah! 8 Days of Blue-and-Gold Beauty Treasures to Give and Receive," 29 Nov. 2018 Hanukkah gelt made of chocolate and representing coins cost 89 cents per pack and are sold at Judaica Treasures, Hank and Roberta Seider's store in Davie. Carli Teproff, miamiherald, "Eight things to know about Hanukkah | Miami Herald," 12 Dec. 2017 In addition to lighting the menorah, Bass handed out dreidels and Hanukkah gelt to the children in attendance. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "Buzz Cafe celebrates the arrival of Hanukkah," 19 Dec. 2017 There were dancing pieces of gelt and, of course, a spinning dreidel dog. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Chanukah Gets Its Due on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' With Return of the Chanucorn," 15 Dec. 2017 There will be giant inflatables, arts and crafts, kids’ entertainment, food, a chocolate gelt drop from a fire truck and more. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "Options remain for local holiday entertainment," 14 Dec. 2017 Many of the event’s popular activities will return for 2017, including the gelt drop, where members of the West Hartford Fire Department drop chocolate coins to guests below. Michael Walsh, Courant Community, "West Hartford “Fire On Ice” Hanukkah Event Returns Sunday," 13 Dec. 2017 And to hold all of that Hanukkah gelt (or the evil eye candies by Mayaan Zilberman), try a glinting disco ball clutch by woman-of-the-tribe bag designer Judith Leiber. Alexandra Gurvitch, Vogue, "8 Chic Hanukkah Gifts That Will Make You—And Your Bubbe—Happy," 12 Dec. 2017 Corny Jokes for Chanukkah This Chanukkah, come prepared with wine, gelt, and some Chanukkah one liners and puns to keep the kids laughing all night long. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "Corny & Cheesy Jokes for Your Next Party," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of gelt

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gelt

Dutch & German geld & Yiddish gelt; all akin to Old English geld geld entry 2

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