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- noun idiomatic, singular only (United States English, pejorative) The
dollar, satirically characterized as a being a god
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Most sources hold this to be a coinage of Washington Irving, alluding to "Almighty God", although a Philadelphia newspaper also used the phrase at approximately the same time and Ben Jonson had used "almighty gold" in 1616 in Epistle to Elizabeth, Countess of Rutland.
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