Definitions for almighty dollar
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(United States English, pejorative) The dollar, satirically characterized as a being a god
Origin: 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.
Almighty dollar is an idiom often used to satirize an obsession for material wealth.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the Almighty whom the Americans are charged with worshipping, first applied to them, it would seem, by Washington Irving.
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