Examples of wampum in a Sentence
made some real wampum on that last business deal
Recent Examples of wampum from the Web
Look at the aboriginal ways, from visual expression to the wampum belt, dances and oral storytelling.
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Origin and Etymology of wampum
First Known Use: 1636See Words from the same year
Synonymsbread [slang], bucks, cabbage [slang], cash, change, chips, coin, currency, dough, gold, green, jack [slang], kale [slang], legal tender, lolly [British], long green [slang], loot, lucre, moola (or moolah) [slang], needful, pelf, scratch [slang], shekels (also sheqels or shekelim or shekalim or sheqalim), tender, money
Related Wordscoinage, specie; dead presidents [slang], folding money, paper money, scrip; banknote, cashier's check, check, draft, money order, note, promissory note; bill, dollar, greenback; bankroll, capital, finances, funds, roll [slang], wad, wallet; chump change, dibs [slang], dime, mite, peanuts, pittance, shoestring; big bucks, bomb [British], boodle, bundle, earth, fortune, king's ransom, megabucks, mint, packet [chiefly British], pile, pot; abundance, means, opulence, riches, treasure, wealth; resources, wherewithal; mad money, petty cash, pin money, pocket money, spending money
WAMPUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wampum for English Language Learners
: beads, polished shells, etc., used in the past by Native Americans as money and decorations
WAMPUM Defined for Kids
Definition of wampum for Students
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