from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang Money; cash.
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- n. Cash, money.
Yiddish mazume, mezumen, cash, from Medieval Hebrew məzummān, fixed currency, from Mishnaic Hebrew, fixed, passive participle of zimmēn, to arrange, invite, from Hebrew zəmān, appointed time, from Aramaic zəmān, zəman, from Akkadian simānu, season, time, from wasāmu, asāmu, to be fitting; see wsm in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Yiddish מזומן (mezumen, "cash"), from Hebrew מְזוּמָּן (m'zummān, "prepared, ready; cash"), passive present participle of זִימֵּן (zimmēn, "to prepare, appoint"). (Wiktionary)