A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 03, 2019
Mazuma (money slang)

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(Oxford English Dictionary)
mazuma, n. 
Etymology: < Yiddish mezumen cash < post-biblical Hebrew mĕzummān prepared (in plural mĕzummānīm ready money, cash (in medieval texts)), passive participle of zumman be prepared < zĕmān appointed time, time.
slang (orig. U.S.).
Money; cash.
1900 T. J. Carry Hebrew Yarns 89/1 Besides his chokes, he also maigs A lot of real ‘mazooma’.
1901 ‘B. Burgundy’ Toothsome Tales 33 It came to pass that he annexed himself to a mammoth mass of mazuma.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Tuesday, September 03, 2019 • Permalink