Funny-money



noun, Slang.
1.
counterfeit currency.
2.
money from undisclosed or questionable sources.
3.
currency of little value, as of a nation whose currency has been artificially inflated or recently devaluated.
4.
any foreign currency.
noun
1.
a sum of money so large as to be considered unreal
2.
counterfeit money
3.
(derogatory) foreign currency

noun phrase

Worthless, counterfeit, or play money (1938+)
Counterfeit money; also, money from an obscure or questionable source. For example, The police warned storekeepers that some funny money was being passed around town. This expression probably endures because of its rhyme. [ 1930s ]

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