Reverse Dictionary: MONEY


MONEY – ADJECTIVES (also see cash, dollar, etc.)
– broke and borrowing money ON THE TAP Brit. sl.
– deprived of money; temporarily without money UNBLUNTED 1823 UK criminals’ sl.
– down to one’s last pennies DOWN TO CASES 1940s US criminals’ sl.
– endowed with money MONEYFIED 1641 obs. rare
– fit for currency; said of money GANGABLE 1825 Sc. 
– flush of money BREECHED 1812 thieves’ sl.
– fond of or loving money NUMMI-AMOROUS 1650 obs.
– genuine, legally current; said of money LOYAL 1690 obs.
– hard up for money PINCHED Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– having insufficient money LIGHT 1955 Amer. sl., orig. African-American
– having money ALIVE Brit. sl.
– having money, esp. a lot of it IN THE BUCKS 1920s US sl.
– having money, financially solvent FINANCIAL 1899 Aust. & NZ sl.
– having money; rich, affluent IN THE CHIPS 1938 US sl.
– having much money IN THE CHIPS 1935 Amer. sl.
– having no money, broke, penniless AFTER EIGHT MINT Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘skint’
– having no money, short of funds AT LOW WATER World War II Amer. sl.
– having ready money after receiving payment for seasonal work CHEQUED-UP 1905 Aust. sl.
– in large amounts; said of money BIG 1887 US colloq.
– in possession of money LOOSE Bk1970 US sl.
– in small amounts; said of money LIGHT 1962 Amer. sl.
– in want of money. poor OOFLESS 1888 sl.
– in want of money, utterly penniless; very poor, destitute PEBBLE-BEACHED 1886 sl.
– lacking money ON E 1990s African-American sl.
– loving money, covetous, avaricious PHILARGYROUS 1665 obs.
– making a large amount of money PACKING IT 1990s sl.
– moneyed, rich, wealthy LAANIE;  LAHNIE;  LANI;  LANIE;  LARNEY 1970s S. Afr. sl.
– moneyed, wealthy CAKEHOLED 1940s UK sl.
– moneyed, wealthy; well-off CAKED;  CAKED OUT;  CAKED UP 1940s UK sl.
– money-grabbing, superficial, fake FAT-ASS 2000s sl.
– money-making, prosperous MAKING 1434 obs.
– motivated by money rather than by dedication MONEY-CALLED 1966 Amer. dial.
– nearly without money CLOSE TO THE BLANKET 1942 Amer. sl.
– no money at all NOT A BEAN E19 sl.
– of money: used to emphasize the largeness of the amount COOL 1728 sl.
– possessed in large amounts; abundant; said of money LONG 1947 Amer. dial.
– said of money or wealth, as tempting to extravagance or luxury WANTON 1529 obs.
– scarce, said of money; in financial difficulties, hard up TIGHT 1865 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– short of money LAME 1988 US sl.
– short of money LIGHT OF;  LIGHT ON 1930s sl., orig. African-American
– short of money SHY L19 sl., orig. US
– short of money; destitute ON THE ROCKS colloq.
– very low on funds MADLY BROKE a1972 Amer. sl., esp. African-American
– very short of money, or even entirely ‘broke’ FAIR SKINT 20C
– wanting money, in financial straits TIGHTISH Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– wanting money, needy STIVER-CRAMPED 1785 obs.
– well supplied with money ROTTEN WITH 1920s sl.


MONEY – NOUNS
– a bank note ABRAHAM NEWLAND 1829 sl.
– a bit of money; a trivial amount of money BEAN(S) 1811 sl.
– a bundle of money, stock of cash; a cash-box PACK c1394 obs.
– a business, such as a casino, in which money has been gained through criminal activities can be decriminalized LAUNDROMAT;  LAUNDRY 1980s sl.
– a coin or currency note bearing the likeness of Abraham Lincoln ABE 1966 Amer. dial.
– a coin or note of money; a dollar; a pound SMACKER E20 sl., orig. N. Amer.
– a coin or note of money; a dollar; a pound SMACKEROO E20 sl., orig. N. Amer.
– a collection of bills or notes rolled together; generally, one’s money ROLL 1846 US & Aust. sl.
– a collection of money GATHERING c1380 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– a collection of money, esp. money tossed into a boxing ring after an amateur or boys’ fight NOBBINGS;  NOBBINS M19
– a concealing money on one’s person TANKING 1980s UK tramps’ sl.
– a considerable amount of money LONG DOUGH 1947 Amer. dial.
– a considerable sum of money A PRETTY PENNY 1710 colloq.
– a few pieces of change or silver money CRUMBS Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– a gold piece CALIFORNIAN c1860 sl.
– a good round sum of money on a man CARGO 1690 sl. obs.
– a good source of money DEEP POCKETS Bk2006 US sl.
– a goodly sum of money BONNY PENNY Bk1911 Sc.
– a great deal of money BOODLE 1965 Amer. dial.
– a great deal of money LONG BREAD 1970 Amer. dial.
– a great deal of money MINT L18 sl.
– a lack of money; ‘when there’s but little money in the pocket’ EBB-WATER 1699 cant
– a large amount of money A BUNDLE 1903 sl., orig. US
– a large amount of money A MINT 1655 sl.
– a large amount of money A POT 1871 sl.
– a large amount of money A SMALL FORTUNE 1874 sl.
– a large amount of money BIG BICKIES Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– a large amount of money BIG MONEY 1888 orig. US
– a large amount of money BOMB 1958 Brit. sl.
– a large amount of money CARAVAN 1690 cant
– a large amount of money COD 1980s drug culture sl.
– a large amount of money GOB M16 obs.
– a large amount of money HEAVY SUGAR 1926 US sl.
– a large amount of money INDER 1790 Eng. dial.
– a large amount of money MEGABUCKS 1946 sl., orig. US
– a large amount of money MINTFUL 1940s sl.
– a large amount of money PACKAGE 1910s sl.
– a large amount of money PACKET 1910s sl.
– a large amount of money PILE colloq
– a large amount of money POTS 1871 sl.
– a large amount of money QUIDS 1930 Aust.
– a large amount of money RACK 2000s African-American sl.
– a large amount of money ROLL JACK RICE COULDN’T JUMP OVER 1945 Aust. sl.
– a large amount of money, esp. as earned by performers or stolen by criminals, or as a large, but non-specific price BIG BUCK(S) 1950s sl., orig. US
– a large amount of money; esp. money used as a bribe POULTICE 1904 Aust. sl.
– a large amount of money, esp. one won or lost on a bet CRACKER 1861 sl.
– a large amount of money; often applied specifically to a large amount won in gambling MOTSA;  MOTSER;  MOTZA;  MOTZER 1936 Aust. sl.
– a large amount of money; substantial wealth TALL MONEY 1940s African-American sl.
– a large bankroll ARMY 1990 US sl.
– a large-denomination bill that encloses a roll of lesser denominations WRAPPER 1930s US criminals’ sl.
– a lot of money FAT SKRILL Bk2006 US sl.
– a lot of money LONG GREEN 1971 Amer. dial.
 a mania for money or wealth CHREMATOMANIA Bk1991
– a metaphorical place devoted to borrowing or begging money TAP CITY 1920s sl.
– a million of money MIL 1960s sl.
– a money pouch or purse BOODLE BAG 1950 Amer. dial.
– an absurdly large amount of money FUNNY MONEY 1986
– an animal hide which was used as money in early 19th century California CALIFORNIA BANKNOTE;  CALIFORNIA SHINPLASTER 1848 US sl.
– an enormous amount of money AN ARM AND A LEG 1924 colloq.
– an investment or other source of money that pays regularly and well CASH COW 1974 US
– a non-specific amount of money (pre-1971, a ‘bob’ was a shilling) COUPLE OF BOB 1980 UK sl.
– an unfathomably large amount of money; an unjustifiable or immoderate sum FUNNY MONEY 1986
– any amount of money STOCKS OF TIN Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– any amount of money WHIPS OF TIN Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– any form of money, esp. when gained for nothing SKEWINGS M19 sl.
– any small amount of money, esp. compared to what one expects to have in the future CHICKEN-FEED 1837 sl., orig. US
– any sum of money; a share of the money accruing from an enterprise; esp. a bribe or pay-off NUT 1929 US sl.
– a packet of money kept inside the brassiere by elderly women when travelling BOSOM FRIEND 1973 Amer. dial.
– a piece of money CHIP 1840 sl.
– a piece of money MINT 16C UK criminals sl.
– a piece of money; coin MOPUS 1698 sl.
– a piece of money in one’s possession SHOT IN ONE’S LOCKER 1835 nautical US sl.
– a piece of money, money; cash; often in plural DUCAT 1794
– a piece of paper currency WILLIAM 1850 Amer. dial.
– a piece of paper currency WILLY 1965 Amer. dial.
– a piece of paper money, esp. a dollar bill; a dollar TOADHIDE 1941 Amer. dial.
– a piece of paper money, esp. a dollar bill; a dollar TOADSKIN 1857 Amer. dial.
– a pile of money MUCKHILL L17 sl.
– a place for coining money; a mint MILLERY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a pocket full of money CLY FULL OF RIDGE Bk1903 sl.
– a present of money CHERRY-MERRY M19 Anglo-Indian sl.
– a quasi-coercive request for money DING 1982 US sl.
– a quick line used to gain sympathy from someone who has money that can be borrowed BLITZKRIEG World War II US Army usage
– a reserve of money KITTY 1920s sl.
– a roll of money SWAB 1965 US sl.
– a roll of money in which the top several notes are real large-denomination notes and the rest are counterfeit, plain paper, or small-denomination notes GYPSY BANKROLL 1981 US sl.
– a roll of money or money in general WAD E19 sl.
– a roll of notes of which only those on the very top and bottom are genuine, the rest being paper trimmed to fit and bulk out the roll TOPS AND BOTTOMS 1959 UK sl.
– a roll of paper money kept in the pocket POCKET ROLL 1960s African-American sl.
– a roll of paper over which a dollar bill is pasted, and another bill being loosely wrapped round this so it looks as if the whole roll is made up of a large sum of money in bills FAKE-BOODLE 1890 Amer. thieves’ sl.
– a single large-denomination note wrapped around small denomination notes , giving the impression of a great deal of money PHILADELPHIA BANKROLL 1968 US sl.;  PHILADELPHIA ROLL 1972 US sl.
– a small amount of money BIRDSEED Bk2006 US sl.
– a small amount of money CHUMP CHANGE 1950s African-American sl.
– a small amount of money CRUMBS Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– a small amount of money DAB 1729
– a small amount of money LIGHT 20C sl.
– a small amount of money PARCEL 1491 rare or obs.
– a small amount of money PEANUTS 1934 Amer. sl.
– a small amount of money SHOESTRING 1904 sl., orig. US
– a small amount of money STIVER a1640
– a small coin of money GRINDER Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– a small piece of money; a farthing QUATRIN c1400 rare
– a small pouch or bag worn esp. beneath clothing and containing emergency funds (esp. used among travelling performers) GROUCH BAG 1908 Amer. dial.
– a spurious bank-note FLASH-NOTE Bk1893 sl.
– a substantial amount of money JOLLY COD L17 UK criminals’ sl.
– a substantial amount of money LUSTY COD L17 UK criminals’ sl.
– a substantial amount of money RUM COD L17 UK criminals’ sl.
– a substantial amount of money, esp. when won or lost in gambling PARCEL L19 sl.
– a substantial amount of (stolen) money RAISE M19 UK criminals’ sl.
– a sum of money BANK 1515 obs.
– a sum of money collected on an informal or impromptu basis PONY PURSE 1851 US rare
– a sum of money equal to 2s in value GULLION 1822 Sc.
– a sum of money furnished FURNISHING 1841
– a unit of value equal to an eighth of a dollar; used only in even multiples, esp. two bits BIT 1873 US sl.
– a very small amount of money CHICKEN SCRATCH 1940s African-American sl.
– a wad of banknotes; generally, a significant amount of money WEDGE 1977 Brit. sl., orig. criminals’ sl.
– a wad of money BUN 1966 Amer. dial.
– a wad of paper money COW CUD 1966 Amer. dial.
– a worthless coin or money WOODEN MONEY 1915 US sl.
– a worthless coin or money WOODEN NICKEL 1915 US sl.
– bad money QUEER-BIT Bk1890 sl.
– badly in need of funds CASE OF THE SHORTS Bk1969 US students’ sl.
– borrowed money O.P.M. 1901 sl. (Other People’s Money)
– clipped money TOWER L18 UK criminals’ sl.
– clippings of money PARINGS L17 sl.
– collecting money, ‘passing the hat round’ NOBBING M19 sl.
– Confederate paper currency BLUEBACKS US Civil War usage
– extra spending money TIT-MONEY Bk1970 US students’ sl.
 fear or dislike of money or wealth CHROMETOPHOBIA Bk1991
– good money RUM-BIT Bk1890 sl.
– instantly available money QUICK 1950s African-American sl.
– loose change SMASH 1821 sl.
– making money WELL-SINKING L18 Anglo-Indian
– miserly acquisition of money GATHERING a1225 obs.
– money ALFALFA 1917 US circus & carnival usage
– money ALL-POWERFUL 1900s Aust. sl.
– money APPLE 1960s African-American sl.
– money ASTE E17 UK criminals’ sl.
– money AXLEGREASE Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– money BACKS 1966 Amer. sl.
– money BACON 1986 Amer. sl.
– money BALLAST B1874 Eng. sl.
– money BALM FOR GILEAD;  BALM OF GILEAD 1895 Amer. sl.
– money BALSAM 17C Eng. orig. cant
– money BARK Bk1975 US sl.
– money BAWBEES Bk1911 Sc.
– money BEAR-SKIN E18 UK criminals’ sl.
– money BEAVER 1848 Amer. dial. arch.
– money BEER-TOKENS 1980s UK students’ sl.
– money BEES AND HONEY;  BEES ‘N’ HONEY 1892 Brit. rhyming sl.
– money BEGGAR BOY’S ARSE;  BEGGAR BOY’S ASS 1960 UK rhyming sl. for ‘brass’
– money BENJAMINS 2003 US sl.
– money BIT OF THE OLD L19 sl.
– money BOB Bk1975 US sl.
– money BOBS Aust. sl.
– money BOLLERS 1993 UK sl.
– money BONES Bk2007 US sl.
– money BOO L19 US sl.
– money BOODLE 1883 sl., orig. US
– money BOTTLE 1893 Brit. sl.
– money BRADS Bk1890 sl.
– money BUCKAGE Bk2006 US sl.
– money BUCKSKIN 1966 Amer. dial.
– money BUFF 1980s drug culture sl.
– money BUGS (BUNNY) 1989 Aust. rhyming sl.
– money BUGSY 1989 Aust. rhyming sl. (Bugs Bunny)
– money BULLET Bk1904 Amer. college sl.
– money BUNSE 18C sl.
– money BUNT(S) 18C sl.
– money BUTTON 1940s US African-American & college sl.
– money BUTTONS 1859 Amer. sl.
– money BYTE Bk1903 sl.
– money CALIFORNIANS Bk1903 sl.
– money CANDY 20C US sl.
– money CAT HAIR 1966 Amer. dial.
– money CHAFF 1930s Aust. sl.
– money CHAMPAGNE COUPONS 1950s sl.
– money CHANGE Bk1903 sl.
– money CHARMS Bk1903 sl.
– money CHEESE 20C Amer. sl.
– money CHICKEN CORN 1954 Amer. dial.
– money CHINA 1940 Amer. sl.
– money CHING 1904 Amer. sl.
– money CHINKERS Bk1903 sl.
– money CHIPS 1840 sl.
– money CHUCK 1895 Amer. dial.
– money CLY c1690 thieves’ cant
– money COAL Bk1890 sl.
– money COCONUTS 1920s US sl.
– money COD L17 sl.
– money COD’S ROE 20C rhyming sl. for ‘dough’
– money COIN Bk1903 sl.
– money COLE Bk1903 sl.
– money COLIANDER SEEDS L17 UK sl.
– money COLLATS 2000 UK sl. (‘collateral’)
– money CONQUE 1967 Amer. dial.
– money COPPERS Bk1903 sl.
– money CORK Bk1903 sl.
– money CORN 1969 Amer. dial.
– money CORN IN EGYPT Bk1903 sl.
– money CRAP Bk1903 sl.
– money CRISP Bk1903 sl.
– money CROP Bk1903 sl.
– money CUCKOOS Bk1903 sl.
– money CUSH Bk1934 college sl.
– money DEAD PRESIDENTS 1944 US sl.
– money DELOG Bk1903 back slang
– money DERBY L17 UK criminals’ sl.
– money DIBS 1807 sl.
– money DIMMACK 1823 Sc. sl.
– money DIMMOCK 1812 sl.
– money DINAH 1851 UK sl.
– money DINALY;  DINARLA;  DINARLEE;  DINARLY 1851 UK sl.
– money DINERO 1856 sl., orig. US
– money DINGBATS 1861 US sl.
– money DIRT 1925 criminals’ sl.
– money DIVIDENDS 1990s US college sl.
– money DOLLARS Bk1903 sl.
– money DOOT Bk1903 sl.
– money DOOTEROOMUS M19 Amer. sl.
– money DOOWACKY Bk2006 US sl.
– money DO-RE-MI 1926 US sl.
– money DOSH 1854 sl., orig. US
– money DOTS  Bk1903 sl.
– money DOUBLOONS 1908 jocular usage
– money DOUGH 1851 sl., chiefly N. Amer.
– money DOUGH-REY-ME 1926 US sl.
– money DOWNS 2000s African-American sl.
– money DUCATS 1866 US sl.
– money DUCKETS 20C teen & high school sl.
– money DUCKS 1997 US sl.
– money DUES Bk1903 sl.
– money DUST 1607 sl., now chiefly African-American
– money DYE-STUFFS Bk1903 sl.
– money EASTER BUNNY 1998 UK rhyming sl.
– money ECO 2000s African-American sl.
– money ENDS 20C teen & high school sl.
– money EVERGREEN 1900s US sl.
– money FAT Bk1903 sl.
– money FEATHERS Bk1903 sl.
– money FEE c870 obs.
– money FETTIE Bk2006 US street sl.
– money FILTHY LUCRE 20C jocular colloq.
– money FIVER-FINGER 1996 UK sl.
– money FLIM Bk1903 sl.
– money FLIMSY Bk1903 sl.
– money FLOUR Bk1903 sl.
– money FOLDING Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– money FUNDS L19 African-American & college sl.
– money GABINS 2003 Trinidad and Tobago
– money GEETS Bk1970 US students’ sl.
– money GELT a1529 sl. 
– money GELTER Bk1903 sl.
– money GENT Bk1903 sl.
– money GILT-TICK Bk1903 sl.
– money GINGERBREAD Bk1903 sl.
– money GINGLEBOYS Bk1903 sl.
– money GINGLERS Bk1903 sl.
– money GLANTHORNE Bk1903 sl.
– money GLUE L19 US sl.
– money GOLDEN OINTMENT 1989 Aust. sl.
– money GONCE 1899 Aust. sl.
– money GONS 1899 Aust. sl.
– money GOREE Bk1903 sl.
– money GREED Bk1903 sl.
– money GREEN 1898 sl.
– money GREENBACKS M19 US
– money GROCERY Bk1903 sl.
– money GUSTO 1984 US sl.
– money HADDOCK M19 US sl.
– money HARD Bk1903 sl.
– money HARDSTUFF Bk1903 sl.
– money HAY 1939 Aust. sl.
– money HEN Bk1903 sl.
– money HONEY Bk1903 sl.
– money HOXTERS;  HUXTERS Bk1903 sl.
– money INNS 20C teen & high school sl.
– money INS 1990s US college sl.
– money IRON 1785 sl.
– money JACK 1890 sl., orig. US
– money JINK  Bk1896 sl.
– money JOHN Bk1903 sl.
– money JOHN DAVIS Bk1903 sl.
– money 1990s US students’ sl.
– money KALE 1912 Amer. sl.
– money KALE SEED 20C US sl.
– money KANGA 1950s Aust. rhyming sl. (Kangaroo = ‘screw’)
– money KICK 1947 US sl.
– money KILTER Bk1903 sl.
– money KING’S PICTURES L17 sl.
– money LACE 1971 US sl.
– money LAWFUL PICTURES Bk1903 sl.
– money LEGEM PONE Bk1903 sl.
– money LETTUCE 1929 sl., orig. US
– money LINE 1972 US sl.
– money LOAVER Bk1903 sl.
– money LOLLY 1943 Brit. sl.
– money LONG GREEN 1896 US sl.
– money LOOR;   LOUR;  LOURE;  LOWER;  LOWR;  LOWRE;  LOWRIE;  LOWYER M16 UK criminals’ sl.
– money LOOT 1943 sl.
– money L.S.D c1835 Brit. colloq.
– money LURRIES 1673 thieves’ sl. obs.
– money LURRY M17 sl.
– money LUSH M19 US criminals’ sl.
– money LUSH GREEN 1951 US sl.
– money MAAS 1990s W. Indies sl.
– money MAGAGEBA 1970s S. Afr. Black usage
– money MAIL 1990s African-American teen sl.
– money MAMMON 1706 jocular usage
– money MARKET COIN 1817 literary usage rare
– money MAZUKA 1967 Amer. dial.
– money MAZUMA 1904 US sl.
– money MAZUME 1904 US sl.
– money MEASURES 1960s sl.
– money MEDZERS 1960s sl.
– money METAL L18 Brit. colloq.
– money MINT SAUCE E19 sl.
– money MOLA 1930s sl., orig. US
– money MON 1889 Amer. sl.
– money MONISH 1804 Amer. Anglo-Yiddish usage
– money MOO 1945 sl.
– money MOOLA(H) 1939 sl., orig. US
– money MOPPUSSES;  MOPUSSES L18 sl.
– money MOSS Bk1903 sl.
– money MOULDY-‘UNS Bk1903 sl.
– money MOZZARELLA 2000s African-American sl.
– money MUCK L17 sl.
– money MULLA 1930s sl., orig. US
– money MUMPER’S BRASS E18 sl.
– money MUN 1889 Amer. sl.
– money MUNLEE Bk1892 Chinese Pidgin
– money MUSH 1962 UK sl.
– money NEGOTIABLE GRASS 1951 US sl.
– money NOBBINGS Bk1903 sl.
– money NONSENSE Bk1903 sl.
– money OATS FOR THE DONKEY c1910 motor trade imperfect rhyming sl.
– money ODAY 1928 US Pig Latin for ‘dough’
– money OIL 1885 Amer. sl.
– money OIL OF ANGELS Bk1903 sl.
– money OIL OF ARGENTUM E18 sl.
– money OINTMENT 15C sl.
– money OLD Bk1903 sl.
– money OOCHRE c1860 sl.
– money OOF 1885 sl.
– money OOFTISH 1882 sl.
– money OOT 1920s Aust. sl.
– money PAINT Bk1903 sl.
– money PAISA 1940s W. Indies sl.
– money PAN 1847 UK criminals’ sl.
– money PANGA 1894 Amer. dial.
– money PAP M19 sl.
– money PAPES 1990s sl., orig. African-American
– money PEE Bk1903 sl.
– money PENG 1968 Amer. dial.
– money PENGER 1968 Amer. dial.
– money PENNY Bk1903 sl.
– money PIECES Bk1903 sl.
– money PIESA 1940s W. Indies sl.
– money PISA 1940s W. Indies sl.
– money PLASTERS Bk1903 sl.
– money PLATE Bk1903 sl.
– money PLUMS Bk1903 sl.
– money POCKET Bk1903 sl.
– money PONY Bk1903 sl.
– money POPPY 1943 sl.
– money PORTCULLIS Bk1903 sl.
– money POSH Bk1903 sl.
– money POTATOES 1931 US sl.
– money POWDER Bk1903 sl.
– money PREY Bk1903 sl.
– money PURSE Bk1903 sl.
– money PUSH L19 sl.
– money QUARTZ L19 sl.
– money QUEEN’S PICTURES E18 sl.
– money QUEEN’S PORTRAIT E18 sl.
– money QUEER Bk1903 sl.
– money QUIDS L17 sl.
– money QUILLS M19 sl.
– money REDGE Bk1903 sl.
– money REEK Bk1903 cant
– money REGULARS Bk1903 sl.
– money REVETS;  REVITS 1876 Eng. dial. sl.
– money RIBBAND;  RIBBIN;  RIBBON Bk1903 sl.
– money RIDGE Bk1903 sl.
– money RIVETS 1846 sl.
– money ROCKS M19 US sl.
– money ROGAN GOSH 2000s rhyming sl. for ‘dosh’
– money ROOT OF ALL EVIL 1776
– money ROWDY Bk1903 sl.
– money RUST 1858 sl., obs. rare
– money SALT L19 US sl.
– money SAND L19 sl., orig. US
– money SAUCE M18 sl.
– money SAWDUST Bk1903 sl.
– money SCADS Bk1903 sl.
– money SCALE(S) 1872 US sl.
– money SCRATCH 1914 sl., orig. US
– money SHADSCALES Bk1903 sl.
– money SHAN Bk1903 sl.
– money SHELLS Bk1903 sl.
– money SHIGS Bk1903 sl.
– money SHIN-PLASTERS Bk1903 sl.
– money SHOT Bk1903 sl.
– money SILK 1950 US sl.
– money SILVER 1966 US sl.
– money SIMLOONS L19 US sl.
– money SIMOLEONS L19 US sl.
– money SKIN Bk1903 sl.
– money SKULLY 1966 Amer. dial.
– money SNAPS 1997 US sl.
– money SOFT Bk1903 sl.
– money SOFT-FLIMSY Bk1903 sl.
– money SOFT MONEY c1848
– money SPANISH Bk1903 sl.
– money SPANKERS Bk1903 sl.
– money SPANKS Bk1903 sl.
– money SPIZZERINKTUM M19 US sl.
– money SPLOSH 1893 sl.
– money SPONDOOLICK;  SPONDOOLICKS;  SPONDOOLIKS;  SPONDOOLIX;  SPONDULICK;  SPONDULICKS;  SPONDULICS;  SPONDULIK;  SPONDULIX 1857 sl., orig. US
– money SPONS M19 US & Aust. sl.
– money SPOON Bk1903 sl.
– money STACK 1997 US sl.
– money STAMPS US Civil War usage
– money STEVEN Bk1903 sl.
– money STEVERS Bk1903 sl.
– money STIFF 1897 sl.
– money STUMP Bk1904 sl.
– money STUMPY 1837 sl.
– money SUDS Bk1934 college sl.
– money SUGAR 1859 sl.
– money SWAG 1976 US sl.
– money TACK 1950s sl.
– money TANK 2000s sl.
– money TAR 1900s US sl.
– money TEASPOONS Bk1903 sl.
– money (THE) ACTUAL 1856 sl.
– money THE BAG L19 Sc. sl.
– money (THE) CAPTAIN 1748 sl.
– money THE DUMPS c1835 sl.
– money THE EVIL Bk1903 sl.
– money THE LONG GREEN 1887 US sl.
– money THE SINEWS OF WAR c1550
– money THE STUFF 1775 sl.
– money TILL Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– money TIN 1836 US sl.
– money TOW Bk1903 sl.
– money UXTER L19 sl.
 money VELVET 1901 sl.
– money WALLPAPER 1980s drug culture sl.
– money WAMPUM 1897 jocular usage
– money WHAT IT TAKES 1920s sl. orig. US
– money WHEREWITH Bk1903 sl.
– money WHEREWITHAL Bk1903 sl.
– money WHISTLE (AND TOOT) 1950 UK rhyming sl. for ‘loot’
– money WHISTLE AND FLUTE 1950 UK rhyming sl. for ‘toot’ (loot)
– money WHITE 1960 sl.
– money WONG 1953 UK sl.
– money WONGA;  WONGER 1953 UK sl.
– money YAFFLE;  YAFFUL Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– money YARDAGE 2005 US sl.
– money YAYO 2000s African American & drug culture sl.
– money YELLOWBOYS Bk1903 sl.
– money YENNOMS Bk1903 back sl.
– money; a banknote CRISP a1889 sl.
– money, a banknote MINT LEAF 1920s US sl.
– money, a banknote MINT TICKET 1920s US sl.
– money acquired by theft or fraud TAKE 1888 sl., chiefly US
– money; a dollar KALA 1955 Hawaii
– money, a gold piece CALIFORNIA c1860 sl.
– money, a good deal of money CAKE(S) 1965 African-American sl.
– money, a note UNCLE SAM’S I.O.U. 1940s sl.
– money; applied esp. to money in silver coins SNOW 1925 sl.
– money; a trivial amount of money BRASS FARTHING 1642 Brit. sl.
– money; a trivial amount of money BRASS RAZOO 1919 Aust. & NZ sl.
– money; a trivial amount of money CRACKER 1934 Aust. & NZ sl.
– money; a trivial amount of money RAZOO 1919 Aust. & NZ sl.
– money; a trivial amount of money RED CENT 1839 sl., orig. US
– money; a trivial amount of money ZAC;  ZACK;  ZAK 1953 Aust. sl.
– money a woman carries with her on a date; if, for whatever reason (usually the denial of sex), she is forced to make her way home, she has some funds VEX-MONEY 20C W. Indies sl.
– money borrowed informally from a friend ANGEL DUST 1976 US sl.
– money, but not a large quantity GRUBBING;  GRUBBINS 1917 Amer. sl.
– money carried by a women in case she wants to return home from a date without her escort MAD MONEY 1922 colloq.
– money; cash BANK 20C teen & high school sl.
– money, cash BEATER 1940s African-American sl.
– money, cash BITE c1555 thieves’ sl. obs.
– money; cash CHECK 1889 Amer. dial.
– money; cash CHEDDA;  CHEDDAR Bk2006 US sl.
– money, cash CHINK 1698 sl.
– money, cash HORSE NAILS 1859 sl.
– money, cash KELTER 1807 N. Eng. dial.
– money, cash NELSON EDDIES 1930s rhyming sl. for readies’
– money, cash NUGGETS c1890 colloq.
– money; cash OCHER;  OCHRE 1835 sl.
– money, cash OSCAR (ASCHE);  OSCAR ASH 1905 Aust. rhyming. sl.
– money, cash QUID a1700 sl. obs. rare
– money, cash SAUSAGE AND MASH 1976 UK rhyming sl.
– money, cash SHEKELS 1883 sl.
– money, cash TIN 1836 sl.
– money; cash; dollars BONES Bk2006 US sl.
– money; cash; formerly applied specifically to bronze or copper coins BRASS 1597 sl.
– money, cash; the necessary funds THE NEEDFUL 1774 colloq.
– money, coin CUNYE;  CUNZI c1480 Sc.
– money, coin HARD MONEY c1848
– money, coin QUINE 1872 Eng. dial.
– money, coin, cash QUINIE 1832 Sc.
– money, coin, cash QUINZIE 1832 Sc.
– money, coins, notes ACKERS;  AKKA(S);  AKKERS 1939 Brit. services’ sl.
– money containing tear gas and/or dye kept in a bank to be given to bank robbers TRAP MONEY 2004 US sl.
– money contributed to the war loans SILVER BULLETS 1916 journalistic colloq.
– money; currency notes PAPERWORK 1997 UK sl.
– money; dollar bills BILLIES 1980s US sl.
– money earned in addition to one’s regular job SIDE-MONEY 1920s US sl.
– money earned in illegal ways SKULL MONEY 2000 UK sl.
– money, esp. a bill BUTTER SKIN c1960 Amer. sl.
– money, esp. a first payment, investment, etc. WHIP-OUT 1980s sl.
– money, esp. a roll of bills GREEN SHIT 1950s African-American sl.
– money, esp. as a loan or a contribution LAS 1970s S. Afr. sl.
– money, esp. as a reward for something difficult SALVE 20C US sl.
– money; esp. a small, insignificant sum of money ALFALFA Bk1975 US sl.
– money, esp. coins or small change BEEWY Bk1975 US Navy usage
– money, esp. obtained illegally, and requiring laundering KIWASH 1980s US sl.
– money, esp. that identified as earnings HARD-EARNED 1975 sl.
– money, esp. that used for purposes of bribery AXLE GREASE 1891 Amer. sl.
– money; financial means CRAP 1699 sl. obs.
– money for a really rainy day GROUCH MONEY 1941 Amer. travelling performers usage
– money for nothing or almost nothing MONEY FOR OLD ROPE 20C colloq.
– money for use in an emergency or in any unexpected eventuality MAD MONEY 1922 colloq.
– money; gains; extra profit or gain BUNCE 1719 sl.
– money given as a douceur or bribe PALM-GREASE 1897 humorous usage
– money given as a douceur or bribe, a tip PALM-OIL a1627 humorous usage
– money given to confirm a bargain; earnest money YARLS;  YURLS 1881 Eng. dial.
– money; hard cash CLINK 1720s Sc.
– money, i.e. sovereigns RED 1865 UK criminals’ sl.
– money illegally or dishonestly acquired or used BOODLE 1858 Amer. dial.
– money immediately available for use RUNNING MONEY 1662 obs.
– money in bank and/or currency notes READIES 1935 sl., orig. bank clerks’ usage
– money in coin, esp. sovereigns or guineas SHINERS 1760 sl.
– money in excess of what is expected VELVET Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– money in general ICE L19 US sl.
– money in general NICKER 1950s sl.
– money in general RAG L16 sl.
– money in general RAP L19 sl.
– money in hand LAYING-MONEY 1876 Sc.
– money in small coins JINGLE 1906 Aust. sl.
– money; latterly esp. applied to money used in bribery SOAP 1860 US sl.
– money obtained by begging or extortion RING 1608 sl. obs.
– money obtained by trickery or fraud MAG-STAKE M19 sl.
– money of any kind or quantity BIT 1607 thieves’ sl.
– money of any sort or quantity BUSTLE Bk1890 sl – money; one’s bankroll POKE 1926 Amer. sl.
– money, or a sum of money, paid as an installment, esp. for the purpose of securing a bargain or contract EARNEST a1225
– money or property obtained by dishonourable means HARL(E) 1815 Sc.
– money or provisions GRUBSTAKE 1863 Amer. sl.
– money paid (illegally) to someone who has made it possible for you too do something KICKBACK 1958 sl., orig. US
– money, paper banknotes, as opposed to coins; a comparatively large amount of money FOLDING CABBAGE;  FOLDING GREENFOLDING LETTUCE;  FOLDING MONEY Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– money, paper banknotes, as opposed to coins FOLDING STUFF Bk2006 US sl.
– money, paper money CABBAGE LEAF;  CABBAGE LEAVES 1939 US sl.
– money, paper money CRACKLE sl.
– money, paper money CRINKLE Brit. sl.
– money, paper money, cash CABBAGE 1903 sl., orig. US 
– money placed in reserve by a criminal for use if arrested FALL MONEY 1893 US sl.
– money, possessions GAME 1960s US sl.
– money set aside to cover expenses incurred in the event of an arrest FALL SCRATCH 1969 US sl.
– money; something that is just what is required THE RIGHT STUFF 1748 sl.
– money; spec. ready money RHINO 1688 sl.
– money; spec., money in hand READY-GILT 19C sl.
– money; spec., money in hand READY-JOHN 19C sl.
– money; spec., money in hand READY-STUFF 19C sl.
– money; spec., money in hand THE READY 1688 sl.
– money that has been obtained without effort CAKEWALK 1930s sl.
– money that is earned quickly and possibly illicitly FAST QUID 1940s sl., orig. US
– money that is earned quickly and possibly illicitly QUICK QUID 1920s Aust. sl.
– money that is easily earned, esp. if done so illicitly FAST BUCK 1949 US sl.
– money that is gained through a minimal amount of effort, and is available for purely pleasurable expenditure MONEY FOR DIRT; MONEY FOR DUST ;  MONEY FOR JAM 1910s sl., orig. military usage
– money that is surplus to one’s normal requirements and which may be spent on a whim MAD MONEY 1922 colloq.
– money to be used for no particular purpose, money for a good time CAKE MONEY 1967 Amer. dial.
– money to spend on enjoyment, pocket money LAKING-BRASS Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– money; usually applied to bank notes REDDIES 1937 sl.
– money, usually in the form of a bribe OIL OF PALM(S) E17 sl.
– money, usually in the form of a bribe PALM SOAP E17 sl.
– money; usually in the plural SAUCEPAN LID L19 rhyming sl. for ‘quid’
– money, usually notes PAPER L18 sl., orig. African-American
– money, usually stolen; cash DARB 1904 US criminals’ sl.
– money, wealth GEAR 1535 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. obs.
– money when the supply is scarce, esp. during a period of high interest rates TIGHT MONEY 1866 US sl.
– money which is not what it seems to be, esp. counterfeit currency or assets amassed unscrupulously FUNNY MONEY 1938 sl., orig. US
– new money NEW LIGHT 1859 Amer. thieves’ sl.
– no money NUPPENCE 1886 Brit. sl.
– no money whatever NOT A BEAN 1928 sl.
– paper money ALLIGATOR SKINS 1949 US sl.
– paper money FOLDING STUFF Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– paper money RAGS 1817 sl. obs.
– paper money; a bill BILLIE;  BILLY Bk2006 US sl.
– paper money, esp. a $1 bill BAT HIDE L19 US sl.
– paper money, esp. a $1 bill BATWING L19 US sl.
– paper money in denominations of $5 or greater COURSE NOTE 1950 US sl.
– passing of money from hand to hand WALKING 1549 obs.
– plenty of money LOVELY MONEY c1931 Brit. sl.
– plenty of money READY-COME-DOWN 1952 Amer. dial.
– plenty of money, abundant wealth or resources LONG PURSE 1650 colloq.
– pocket-money; money kept in the pocket so as to never be without money and to show one’s respectability MENSE-MONEY;  MENSE-PENNY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– ready money BARE GELT 1591 obs.
– ready money BLUNT 1812 sl.
– ready money DERBIES 1796 sl.
– ready money FAMILY JEWELS 1972 sl.
– ready money; cash DARBY 1682 criminals’ sl. obs.
– secreting money in the palm of the hand PALMING RACKET 1812 UK criminals’ sl.
– silly money MONKEY MONEY 1999 UK sl.
– silver coins FAMILY PLATE c1850 jocular colloq.
– silver money, esp. dollars HARD TACK 1895 Amer. dial. arch.
– silver money, silver coins WHITE MONEY 1423
– small change MALHAVELINS;  MANABLINS;  MANAROLINS;  MANAVALINS;  MANAVELINGS;  MANAVILINS;  MANAVLINS 1865 sl.
– small change ODDS 2002 UK sl.
– small change SHRAP c1915 NZ sl.
– small change SHRAPNEL c1915 NZ sl.
– small change SPLIT L19 sl.
– small money, small change SINGLE MONEY 1591 obs.
– small paper currency SHINPLASTER Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– small sums of money LACKITS 1790 Eng. dial.
– small sums of money LAKETS 1677 Eng. dial.
– something which brings in money; a successful affair, as a theatrical performance GET-PENNY 1684 obs.
– spending money; small change CHICKEN MONEY 1853 Amer. dial. obs.
– stolen money GRAND THEFT Bk1970 US sl.
– the amount of money, etc., or sum that a thing is worth VALOUR c1350 obs.
– the amount in money, etc., that a thing is worth; value VALOR 1496-7 obs.
– the amount of money required for a venture; set-up or overhead costs NUT 1909 US sl.
– the change or balance of money ODDSES 1893 Eng. dial.
– the clippings of money NIGS c1696 sl.
– the fractional currency (worth 10 cents, twenty-five cents, etc.) issued by the Union in response to coin shortages during the war SHINPLASTER US Civil War usage
– the highest sum of money offered or given TOP DOLLAR 1970 US sl.
– the smallest amount of money OAT L19 sl.
– unearned or unexpected money GRAVY 1910 sl.
– very much money GIGABUCKS 1990s Amer. sl.
– what you keep your money in when you carry it around with you HANDBOOK 1966 Amer. dial.
– worthless money DEAD SOLDIERS 1968 Amer. dial.
– worthless money NO-COUNT 1965 Amer. dial.
– worthless money PEWTER (MONEY) 1965 Amer. dial.
– worthless paper money such as counterfeit notes WALLPAPER 1940s US sl.


MONEY – NOUNS, PERSON  (also see MONEY-DEALER, MONEY-LENDER)
– a boy who has spent all his pocket-money BROSIER 1850 Eton sl.
– a citizen cheated of his gold JASON’S FLEECE 1690 cant
– a collector of money; a person who collects money for a street entertainer NOBBER 1890 Brit. sl.
– a female whose romantic interest in a man is overshadowed by her interest in his financial worth MINK 1960 US sl.
– a fortune-hunter MONEY-LATER Bk1873 Eng. dial.
– a lover of money MONEYBAGS E19 sl.
– a lover of money MONEY-HUGGER Bk1873 Eng. dial.
– a lover of money MONEY-MAN 1585 obs.
– a lover of money; a covetous person PHILARGYRIST 1633 obs.
– a money-changer TABLER c1550 obs.
– a money-making man; a hoarder of wealth GEAR-GATHERER 1825 
– a money-saver MONEY-SCRAT Bk1873 Eng. dial.
– anyone keen on (and successful in) making a great deal of money FAST-BUCK ARTIST;  FAST-BUCK GUY 1970s US sl.
– anyone who has money BARON 1841 sl.
– a person greedy for money MONEY-CORMORANT 1840
– a person greedy for money; a grasping person; an extortioner PURSE-LEECH 1598 obs.
– a person involved in making or earning money, often in a sordid or illicit manner MONEY-MONGER Bk1988 Aust. sl.
– a person keen on making a great deal of money FAST-BUCK ARTIST 1977 US sl.
– a person who alters the face value of banknotes, cheques, bills, etc. FIGURE-DANCER L18C sl.
– a person who can be easily persuaded to give up money RAG BAG 1990s sl.
– a person who can be easily persuaded to give up money RAG DOLL 1990s sl.
– a person who counts money MONEY TELLER 1594 obs.
– a person who craves money MONEY-THIRSTER 1611 obs.
– a person who drains away one’s supply of money MONEY-SUCKER 1653 depreciative usage
– a person who earns or accumulates much money; a person who is skilled in, or intent upon, making or accumulating money MONEY-MAKER a1450
– a person who exchanges money; a money-changer WISSLER Bk1905 Sc.
– a person who generates a great deal of money MONEY-SPINNER 1825
– a person who has charge of or manages money BAG-BEARER 1598
– a person who has money to spend and uses it on the assembled company WHALE IN THE BAY 1960s Aust. sl.
– a person who has more money than brains HIGHMADANDY 20C Ulster sl.
– a person who hoards wealth, and spends as little money as possible MONEY-MISER 1650 obs.
– a person who is good at amassing money BEANRAKER 1903 Aust. sl.
– a person who is greedily intent on accumulating money; a money-grubber SCRATCHER Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– a person who is looking for money, usually a drug dealer PAPER CHASER 2000s African-American sl.
– a person who is sordidly intent on amassing money; an avaricious person MONEY-GRUB 1768
– a person who makes a lot of money MONEY-MACHINE 1833
– a person who places emphasis on monetary matters or the money supply; esp. one who advocates tight control of the money supply as an essential counter-inflationary measure or policy MONETARIST 1961
– a person who saves in a mean way, or is greedy in money matters BEAT 1965 Amer. dial.
– a person whose business is exchanging money from one form to another, esp. one who buys and sells foreign currency; a money-changer; later, one who dealt in bills of exchange, giving drafts and making remittances BANKER 1484
– a person whose business is lending money at interest; a money-lender BANKER 1526 obs.
– a person who seeks to obtain money MONEY-CATCHER 1599 rare
– a person who supplies money without getting anything in return ANGEL 1924 Amer. sl.
– a person who worships money MONETIST 1707 nonce word obs.
– a supplier of money; ‘the goose that lays the golden eggs’ OOF-BIRD 1888 sl.


MONEY – PHRASES
a great deal of money ENOUGH MONEY TO BURN A WET MULE 1895 US sl.
– a great deal of money MONEY GOING TO BED 1965 Amer. dial.
– a large amount of money MONEY ENOUGH TO CHOKE A HORSE 1844 Amer. dial.
– I shall receive money MY RIGHT HAND ITCHES 1708-10 sl.
– money can do most things MONEY MAKES THE MARE TO GO L16 colloq.
– money is very powerful MONEY TALKS 1586 sl.
– not enough, insufficient; said of money AIN’T LONG ENOUGH 1970s African-American sl.
– not have even the smallest amount of money NOT HAVE A BRASS RAZOO Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– one’s money is running low CAKE IS GETTING THIN 20C sl.
– one’s money is running short THE CAKE IS GETTING THIN 20C Cockney’s usage
– ‘the breeches are well lined’ (there’s plenty of money) THE RIBBIN RUNS THICK c1696 sl.
– there’s little money THE RIBBIN RUNS THIN c1696 sl.


MONEY – VERBS
– in speaking of large sums of money: to amount to • SUGAR OFF Bk1904 Amer. sl.
– to advance money • EASE 1721 Sc. obs.
– to advance money IMPREST 1782 US
– to ask for money; to borrow money from • LUG ONE’S EAR 20C Aust. sl.
– to ask for money; to borrow money from • PUT THE ARM ON SOMEONE 20C Amer. sl.
– to be badly in need of funds HAVE A CASE OF THE SHORTS Bk1970 US students’ sl.
– to be careful of one’s money • KEEP ALL THE BEANS IN THE SACK Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– to beg or demand money from • MACE E19 sl.
– to be out of pocket • FAST M19 sl.
– to be rapidly spent; said of money • FLY a1626
– to be short of money • LAND ON A PEBBLY BEACH L19 sl.
– to be short of money • SIGHT A PEBBLY BEACH L19 sl.
– to borrow money from • LUG ONE’S EAR 20C Aust. sl.
– to borrow money from • PUT THE ARM ON SOMEONE 20C Amer. sl.
– to cadge or sponge money • BOT 1921 Aust. sl.
– to carry money, to be in funds • PACK 1920s US sl.
– to cast away money • WAIVE c1440 obs.
– to change money; to cash a cheque • CRACK 1927 Amer. sl.
– to change money; to draw on one’s savings, etc. • BREAK UPON Bk1911 Sc.
– to clean one out of money • SIFT 1591
– to clip money • NIG c1696 sl.
– to coin money • QUINE 1825 Eng. dial.
– to coin money; to strike a coin or metal into coin SMITE a1387 obs.
– to collect money from an audience after a performance or other attraction • NOB 1851 Brit. sl.
– to come to the end of one’s finances • TAP OUT 1930s sl., orig. US
– to contribute money • KICK THE TIN 1965 Aust. sl.
– to convert into money • PUT IN ONE’S POCKET 1857 Amer. dial.
– to decriminalize money that has been gained through criminal activities by ‘washing’ it through a legitimate business, such as a casino or bank • LAUNDER 1970s sl.
– to deprive of all one’s money • TAKE TO THE CLEANERS Bk1999 
– to deprive of money • BLOOD M19 sl.
– to deprive of money • CLEAN OUT 1812 sl.
– to deprive of money TAKE OFF L19 African-American & criminals’ sl.
– to earn or obtain money, usually for work, or by requesting a loan or gift • KNOCK DOWN 1920s US sl.
– to exhaust one’s finances • TAP 1910s US sl.
– to extract money • SUCK Bk1904 sl.
– to feel the effects of having insufficient money • FEEL THE PINCH 1861 colloq.
– to fraudulently deprive someone of all or most of their money • CLEAN 1812 sl.
– to gain or win a significant of money • MOP UP 1851 sl.
– to get hold of some money, legally or otherwise • MAKE A RAISE E19 sl.
– to get hold of some money, legally or otherwise • RAISE 1940s W. Indies sl.
– to get money from a person, esp. as a tip • PULL DOWN ONE’S EAR c1870 Cockneys’ sl.
– to get money from one’s tutor SMITE ONE’S TUTOR 1785 Cambridge University sl., obs. rare
– to get money through false pretenses • GO ON A LURK E19 UK criminals’ sl.
– to get money; to steal; to beg, to borrow • STRIKE Bk1904 sl.
– to give money • PEEL OFF c1925 sl.
– to give money or a present to celebrate a new undertaking, etc. • HANDSEL 1789 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to grow with the addition of interest; said of money • OCKER  • OKER a1225 obs.
– to hand over money • PAN OUT L19 Aust. & US sl.
– to hand over money • UNBELT L19 US sl.
– to hand over money; to pay • CASH DOWN 1882 US sl.
– to have plenty of money • BE IN FUNDS 19C colloq.
– to have surplus money • CARRY 1996 N. Ireland
– to keep the change • KILL THE CHANGE 2000 UK sl.
– to lose a great deal of money • LOSE ONE’S BRITCHES 1965 Amer. dial.
– to lose, give, or part with money • DROP L17 sl.
– to lose money • TAKE HEAT 1920s US sl.
– to lose money irresponsibly • CHUMP OFF 1950s African-American sl.
– to lose one’s money • COME A STOOMER  • COME A STUMER 1900 Aust. sl.
– to lose one’s money • DO ONE’S COBBLERS 1980s sl.
– to make a good deal of money, to profit • MINT  • MINT GOLD  • MINT IT  • MINT MONEY M19 sl.
– to make a great deal of money • RAKE TOGETHER M19 sl.
– to make a great deal of money • RAKE UP M19 sl.
– to make a great deal of money • WALK IN TALL CORN 1997 US sl.
– to make a large sum of money • DO SOME FINE COIN Bk2006 US sl.
– to make a large sum of money • MAKE A PACK  • MAKE A PACKAGE  • MAKE A PACKET 1910s sl.
– to make a small present of money, to tip • DIB Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– to make money • MAKE UP ONE’S LEG 1909 Brit. costermongers’ sl.
– to make money by fair means; to earn one’s living honestly TURN AN HONEST PENNY 1887
– to make money, esp. in generous quantities or at an enviable speed • RAKE 1583 UK
– to make money in any possible way • QUOMODOCUNQUIZE 1652 obs.
– to make money rapidly • RAKE IN THE SHEKELS 1883 sl.
– to obtain money in a non-criminal manner; to secure something • MAKE A RAISE M19 US sl.
– to obtain money (other than as a loan) • TAP 20C sl.
– to obtain money; to obtain a loan • RAISE THE BREEZES L18 sl.
– to obtain money; to obtain a loan • WHISTLE UP A BREEZE L18 sl.
– to owe money • MACE 1979 UK sl.
– to procure money or necessary means • RAISE THE WIND a1350
– to provide with a grubstake (see nouns) • GRUBSTAKE 1879 Amer. sl.
– to raise money • FLY A KITE B1880 sl.
– to receive money • NAB THE RUST L18 UK criminals’ sl.
– to receive or get money from • HANDLE 1823 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to reduce the value of money • DECRY 1617
– to relieve someone of their last money • TAP OUT 1960s sl.
– to relieve someone of their money, usually by some form of trickery • GET THE FAT OFF 1960s Aust. sl.
– to request money of • PUT THE ACID ON 1906 Aust. sl.
– to scrape together money or other possessions SCART Bk1904 Sc.
– to search your pockets for money • DIP SOUTH 2002 NZ sl.
– to separate someone from his money • FLY-BLOW 20C Aust. sl.
– to show money • FLASH THE BLUNT 1823 sl.
– to show or spend one’s money • FLASH THE DIBS Bk1893 sl.
– to substitute bad money for good • RING THE CHANGES 1678 sl.
– to throw money etc. amongst a crowd to be scrambled for • CAST HABBIE-GABBIE 1866 Sc. 
– to throw money etc. into a crowd to be scrambled for • HABBIE-GABBIE Bk1905 Sc.
– to trick money out of someone • SHYSTER M19 sl.
– to waste money; to spend foolishly • MAGGOT Bk1905 Eng. dial.



Updated: September 6, 2022