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old moneynoun [U]

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  • old money noun [U] (PEOPLE)

used to refer to ​richpeople whose ​families have been ​rich for a ​longtime: Much of ​bigbusiness is still ​controlled by ​oldmoney.
  • old money noun [U] (MONEY)

a ​type of ​money that is no ​longer used
(Definition of old money from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"old money" in Business English

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old moneynoun [U]

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ECONOMICS families that have been ​rich for a ​longtime, considered as a ​group: The new ​billionaires and ​millionaires are reluctant to ​adopt the ​practice of America's old ​money.
(Definition of old money from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “old money”
in Chinese (Simplified) 人, 祖上殷实的富人,富裕世家…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人, 祖上殷實的富人,富裕世家…
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