63 words and phrases meaning ‘money’

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Reverse of a UK pound coinA bit of fun for a cold, wet March Friday…

We’ve already scoured the Oxford English dictionary for phrases that mean ‘broke’ and  ‘rolling in it’, so I though I’d gather together all the words I can possibly find for ‘money’.

Here they are, sixty three of them,  a huge number of words and phrases for one concept, which just goes to prove how important money has been to our everyday lives since Celtic times.

  1. money
  2. bills
  3. cash
  4. dosh
  5. lucre
  6. banknotes
  7. cold cash
  8. folding money
  9. specie
  10. medium of exchange
  11. hard cash
  12. moolah
  13. notes
  14. bill
  15. bit
  16. bread
  17. bucks
  18. quids
  19. pennies
  20. coinage / coin
  21. currency
  22. capital
  23. loot
  24. dough
  25. finance
  26. funds
  27. gold
  28. gravy
  29. green-backs
  30. tender
  31. medium of exchange
  32. pay/payment
  33. riches
  34. resources
  35. silver
  36. wad
  37. wealth
  38. wherewithall
  39. bullion
  40. cabbage
  41. chicken feed
  42. dinero
  43. green stuff
  44. readies
  45. lot
  46. mazuma
  47. principal
  48. assets
  49. reserve
  50. savings
  51. scratch
  52. spondoolies
  53. wampum
  54. change
  55. copper
  56. chips
  57. jack
  58. doubloon
  59. mintage
  60. silver
  61. pin money
  62. pocket money
  63. wedge

Can you think of any more?

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I’m Kate Goldstone. I live just outside Brighton, high up on the South Downs, with my husband Tony and our three cats. I’m dedicated to saving money, spending less, buying wisely, cutting waste, re-using, recycling, re-purposing and generating cash from the stuff I no longer want.

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