Pronounced: pruh-VEE-nyuhn(t)s, noun
Notes: This word gave me a bit of an emotional roller-coaster ride (more in the comments tomorrow)
The word motser means “a large sum of money or winnings from a wager or from gambling”
This word came into English in the 1940s
Background / Comments
I don’t mind not knowing this word; it is listed as “Australian slang”; I have enough trouble with the changes to American slang to keep up with slang from other English-speaking countries. The origin is not certain. People think that this is a corruption or alteration of a word used in circus / theatre talk: medzers/medzies/metzes (money). These are the plural forms of medzer/madzer (halfpenny).