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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Money-taker one who receives payments of money, esp. at an entrance-door
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. moneie (Fr. monnaie)—L. moneta, a mint, Moneta being a surname of Juno, in whose temple at Rome money was coined.


In literature:

Drusus, a taker of money at the doors of playhouses.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
As we enter, the money-taker in his office demands our business.
"London's Underworld" by Thomas Holmes
Drusus, a taker of money at the doors of playhouses.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book II." by Francois Rabelais
Some had affectionate or derisive nicknames such as clear-hand, fresh friend, soft bread, foul beard, money taker, or penny purse.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Money from Raleigh flowed into his pudgy hands, and he placed it at the odds offered with eager Sanford takers.
"The Plastic Age" by Percy Marks
He found no lack of takers, and soon stripped himself of money to back his father's chances.
"Mark Gildersleeve" by John S. Sauzade

In news:

They have little money, aren't on stage for presidential debates and barely register in the polls _ when survey takers even bother to list them as options.