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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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