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#USSlang: Money

In this post; we would like to share the most common American slang for money.

  1. Bill. Meaning: one hundred dollars, or a piece of paper money.
    • Example:
      • a fifty-dollar bill.
  2. Wad. Meaning: a considerable amount of money.
    • Example:
      • a wad of cash.
  3. Buck. Meaning: commonly means a dollar, but can also mean an amount of money in general, or a hundred dollars.
    1. Example:
      1. his bag costs only fifty bucks.
      2. You can earn more bucks as you go.
  4. Fin/fiver/five-spot. Meaning: five-dollar bill.
  5. Sawbuck/ten-spot/Hamilton. Meaning: ten-dollar bill. Alexander Hamilton is pictured on the $10 banknote.
  6. C-note or Benjamin. Meaning: 100 dollar bill.
  7. Grand. Meaning: a thousand dollars.
    • Example:
      • five grands for a one-year program.
  8. Nickel. Meaning: originally refers to a coin worth five cents, but as a slang term it means something that costs five dollars.
  9. Dime. Meaning: originally means a coin worth ten cents, but as a slang term it means ten dollars.
  10. Other general terms for money: scratch, dough, moolah, cheddar, and smacker.

Compiled and written by @Fafafin for @EnglishTips4U on December 15, 2016.

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#IOTW: Money related idioms

  1. Cost an arm and a leg (verb). Meaning: to cost a lot of money.
    • Example:
      • Our new house cost an arm and a leg, but we love it!
  2. Chicken feed (noun). Meaning: a small amount of money.
    • Example:
      • His salary is chicken feed. It can’t even pay the rent.
  3. Down-and-out (adj). Meaning: having no money.
    • Example:
    • Don’t ask me out this weekend, I’m down-and-out!
  4. Lay out money (verb). Meaning: to spend or pay money.
    • Example:
      • The couple has laid out money for their wedding. They can’t cancel it now!
  5. As sound as a dollar (adj). Meaning: very secure and dependable.
    • Example:
      • The investment is as sound as a dollar, otherwise I wouldn’t do it.

 

Compiled for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, 1 June, 2016

 

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