Definition of money's worth in English:

money's worth

(also money's-worth, moneysworth)

Pronunciation /ˈmʌnɪz wəːθ/


  • 1Something that is worth money or is recognized as equivalent to money. Frequently in "money or money's-worth".

  • 2An equivalent for the sum of money paid or to be paid; (full) value for one's money. Now chiefly with possessive adjective, especially in "to get one's money's worth".


Late 16th century. From the genitive of money + worth.