Delt vs Gelt - What's the difference?

delt | gelt |

In slang|lang=en terms the difference between delt and gelt

is that delt is (slang) shoulder while gelt is (slang) money.

As nouns the difference between delt and gelt

is that delt is (slang) shoulder while gelt is (rare) a lunatic or gelt can be (obsolete) gilding; gilt or gelt can be a gelding or gelt can be (slang) money or gelt can be (judaism) money, especially that given as a gift on hanukkah or used in games of dreidel.

As verbs the difference between delt and gelt

is that delt is while gelt is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • (slang) Shoulder
  • * 2005 , F. Paul Wilson, Midnight Mass? , page 67
  • she had this tat of a devil face sticking out a Gene Simmons-class tongue on her left delt .


    * (shoulder) shoulder


  • * {{quote-book, year=1589, author=Anonymous, title=A Declaration of the Causes, which mooved the chiefe Commanders of the Nauie of her most excellent Maiestie the Queene of England, in their voyage and expedition for Portingal, to take and arrest in the mouth of the Riuer of Lisbone, certaine Shippes of corne and other prouisions of warre bound for the said Citie, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Here now they cry out, that the Commaunders of our Fleete haue delt iniuriously with them, they exclaime that the leagues are broken, that their old priuiledges in England are violated, which they chalenge to belong to their Cities, and ought to be kept and mainteined. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1597, author=King James I, title=Daemonologie., chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=PHILOMATHES. Indeede there is cause inough, but rather to leaue him at all, then to runne more plainlie to him, if they were wise he delt with. }} ----



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) geilt.


    (en noun)
  • (rare) A lunatic.
  • *1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , IV.7:
  • *:She
  • Etymology 2

    Variation of gilt.


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Gilding; gilt.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl), from . More at (l).


  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A gelding.
  • (Mortimer)

    Etymology 4

    From (etyl) gelt (Modern (etyl) Geld), from (etyl) .


  • (slang) Money.
  • * 1948 , William Burroughs, letter, 5 Jun 1948:
  • Have bought some farm land in Rio Grande Valley which should bring in a sizeable bundle of gelts come cotton picking time.
  • tribute; tax
  • * Fuller
  • All these the king granted unto them free from all gelts and payments, in a most full and ample manner.

    Etymology 5

    From (etyl) . See above for more.


  • (Judaism) Money, especially that given as a gift on Hanukkah or used in games of dreidel.
  • (Judaism) Chocolate candy in the shape of coins, usually wrapped in metallic foil, usually eaten on Hanukkah and often used for games of dreidel.