megabucks

megabucks
Noun. A huge quantity of money. The term is used despite the expression 'bucks' (money) remaining firmly an Americanism. U.S.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • megabucks — meg‧a‧bucks [ˈmegəbʌks] noun [plural] informal a very large amount of money: • It also means your land is worthless, your credit dries up, and you may owe megabucks. megabucks adjective [only before a noun] : • a megabucks deal * * * …   Financial and business terms

  • Megabucks — is a combination of the prefix mega (meaning million or another large amount) and bucks (meaning dollars), used to denote a large amount of money. It can also refer to: Lottery games in the: Oregon Lottery Wisconsin Lottery Massachusetts Lottery… …   Wikipedia

  • megabucks — (n.) 1946, originally one million dollars, from MEGA (Cf. mega ) in the scientific sense + slang BUCK (Cf. buck) (n.) dollar. A jocular coinage of U.S. scientists working on expensive atomic research …   Etymology dictionary

  • megabucks — ► PLURAL NOUN informal ▪ a huge sum of money …   English terms dictionary

  • megabucks — n. a lot of money; big bucks. (See also kilobucks.) □ A stereo that size ust cost megabucks. □ Mr. Wilson has megabucks in pharmaceutical stocks …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • megabucks — noun Collectively, a very large amount of money (whether in dollars or other currency). He is making megabucks with his business venture …   Wiktionary

  • megabucks — meg|a|bucks [ˈmegəbʌks] n [plural] informal a very large amount of money ▪ She s earning megabucks now …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • megabucks — n A lot of money. He made megabucks when he sold his company. 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • megabucks — n an enormous amount of money. An Americanism of the 1970s which is now heard elsewhere, including Britain, where bucks remains the suffix although not strictly appropriate. ( Mega was a fashionable prefix of the late 1970s.) He s making… …   Contemporary slang

  • megabucks — a lot of money, thousands of dollars    Her personal computer system cost megabucks. It was very expensive …   English idioms

  • megabucks — noun (plural) informal a large amount of money: She s earning megabucks now …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”