wonga

n
British
money. A common expression since the 1990s (in the 1980s wamba was proba-bly more widespread), this may derive from the 19th century use of the Romany word wongar, which literally denotes 'coal', to signify money in the argot of travellers, peddlers, etc.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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