pin money


: money that is used for small expenses

Full Definition of PIN MONEY

a :  money given by a man to his wife for her own use
b :  money set aside for the purchase of incidentals
:  a trivial amount of money <worked for pin money>

Examples of PIN MONEY

  1. She had a babysitting job to earn pin money.
  2. <the summer intern made only pin money but gained valuable work experience>

First Known Use of PIN MONEY



Next Word in the Dictionary: pinn-Previous Word in the Dictionary: pin markAll Words Near: pin money
June 30, 2015
disinformation Hear it
false information deliberately spread
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears