ack·​ers ˈa-kərz How to pronounce ackers (audio)
British slang
: cash, money
Your choice of hotel will be determined by budget. If you have the ackers the Radisson SAS Style Hotel in the heart of Vienna is comfortable, friendly and very central.Carmel Stewart, Birmingham Evening Mail, 10 Sept. 2008

Word History


earlier acker, akka, British military argot name for the Egyptian piaster, of unknown origin

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ackers was in 1939

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“Ackers.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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