monopoly(redirected from monopolism)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to monopolism: Monopoly
have a monopoly on (something)
To be the only one who has or possesses something. If that company thinks that they can have a monopoly on telephone service in this town, they're in for a rude awakening!
1. A sum of money that has little or no importance to a person. (Alluding to the paper play money used in the board game Monopoly.) He dropped nearly 30 grand on a single watch, but he's so loaded that it's just Monopoly money to him
2. Bills of currency that is printed on bright, multicolored paper. (In contrast to the simple green and white color of American currency.) Even after four years, I could never get used to the Monopoly money they use up in Canada.