The act of paying somebody a large sum of money in order to gain an unfair advantage over another person or group of people. Originated from the concept of a Videogame Publisher providing Videogame Journalists with hats full of money in order to gain favorable review scores. Also used as a term for stealing away a high-profile Game Developer from another gaming platform. Similar in concept to Selling Out.
"Everybody says the game sucks, but PLAY Magazine gave the Xbox 360 version of Sonic the Hedgehog a 9/10. Sega must have been generous with the money hats."
Any overt display of wealth so staggeringly flagrant that the person in question might as well be wearing an actual garment made from actual cash money.
This guy steps out of a classy restaurant wearing high-class threads, a metric ton of gold, and a hired-for-the-night woman on one arm. The tip he laid on the valet weighed the boy's hand down, and when they bring his car around, it turns out to be a monstrous SUV that requires it's own ZIP code.
All in all, the biggest money hat I've seen all week.