smart money

1 of 2

noun (1)

smart money

2 of 2

noun (2)

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

Examples of smart money in a Sentence

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Noun
Advantages of Co-Owning a Home Investing Digest: Know what's moving the financial markets and what smart money is buying with Forbes Investing Digest. Terri Williams, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 And they’ll be given the tools to make smart money decisions throughout their financial journey with Credit Karma. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 6 Sep. 2023 Kudos to my colleague Jessica Mathews, who started the New Year by assembling the views of smart money investors on generative AI prospects for 2024. Alan Murray, Fortune, 4 Jan. 2024 So Far: Investing Digest: Know what's moving the financial markets and what smart money is buying with Forbes Investing Digest. Trefis Team, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Learn Time Management On Boring But Critical Operational Tasks Investing Digest: Know what's moving the financial markets and what smart money is buying with Forbes Investing Digest. Bernadette Joy, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Investing Digest: Know what's moving the financial markets and what smart money is buying with Forbes Investing Digest. Drew Bernstein, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The smart money is on the guys sticking together this time, as the album title is a misnomer. Bobby Olivier, SPIN, 20 Oct. 2023 The smart money says that next year’s race will be like 2020’s — except that Biden will be the incumbent and Trump the challenger. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 6 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

smart entry 3

Noun (2)

smart entry 1

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1707, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 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 24 Feb. 2024.

Legal Definition

smart money

1 of 2 noun
: punitive damages at damage 2

smart money

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

Noun

smart pain

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