pin money


pin money

noun

: money that is used for small expenses

Full Definition of PIN MONEY

1
a :  money given by a man to his wife for her own use
b :  money set aside for the purchase of incidentals
2
:  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

1697

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