Mun-ee; rhymes with "honey"
Definition: Cool, hip, good.
Attested: I first heard this term used as a compliment from one Cornell student to another in January 2000. I have also seen it on the back of a sorority shirt, describing the sorority as "so money."
Example: "You have everything going for you. You are so money."
Etymology: This term is mostly used among students as a way of describing something or someone they like, or think is great. Unlike the standard usage of "money," which is as a noun meaning "currency," this term is used as an adjective. It is derived from the belief of many that wealthy people, or people with money, are cool and should be admired. When one uses "money" to describe someone, it implies that both the giver and the recipient of the compliment are cool. This is because the term is so new that only the more hip students and trend-setters are using it.
- Briana Gordon