smart money

noun (1)
\ ˈsmärt-ˌmə-nē How to pronounce smart money (audio) \

Definition of smart money

 (Entry 1 of 2)

smart money

noun (2)
\ ˈsmärt-ˈmə-nē How to pronounce smart money (audio) , -ˌmə-nē \

Definition of smart money (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : money ventured by one having inside information or much experience
2 : well-informed bettors or speculators

First Known Use of smart money

Noun (1)

1707, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for smart money

Noun (1)

smart entry 3

Noun (2)

smart entry 1

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The first known use of smart money was in 1707

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“Smart money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smart%20money. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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smart money

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Legal Definition of smart money

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: punitive damages at damage 2

smart money

noun

Legal Definition of smart money (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : money invested by one having inside information or much experience
2 : well-informed investors or speculators

History and Etymology for smart money

Noun

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