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English noun: smart money

1. smart money (possession) money bet or invested by experienced gamblers or investors (especially if they have inside information)

Broader (hypernym)speculation, venture

2. smart money (possession) (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)

Synonymsexemplary damages, punitive damages

Broader (hypernym)amends, damages, indemnification, indemnity, redress, restitution

Narrower (hyponym)double damages, treble damages

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

3. smart money (group) people who are highly experienced or who have inside information

SamplesThe smart money said Truman would lose the election.

Broader (hypernym)people

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