cash·​less | \ˈkash-ləs \

Definition of cashless 

: not having or involving cash specifically : relying largely or entirely on monetary transactions that use electronic means rather than cash

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Chicago tried to ban cashless merchants last year but failed. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "Why cashless retailers put low-income people at even more of a disadvantage," 30 Nov. 2018 Sweetgreen founders wrote in a 2016 Medium post announcing the cashless switch. Fenit Nirappil, Washington Post, "As restaurants go cashless, a backlash is building. Will D.C. intervene?," 9 July 2018 Wartime rationing and bans on private business were never lifted, producing a virtually cashless economy under tighter political control than in other postwar communist countries., "Why Doesn’t North Korea Want to Be More Like Its Neighbors?," 23 May 2018 Brown hypothesizes that Uber and Lyft drivers might be less discriminatory because their services are cashless, which makes them less appealing targets for robbery. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "The Good and Bad of Ride-Sharing When It Comes to Race," 11 July 2018 The company is also working with FastBar for cashless purchases during the show. Gary Graff, Billboard, "The Roots to Perform With Ludacris, Rapsody and More at SXSW Jam: Exclusive," 8 Mar. 2018 Open for just a few weeks, the Glass Knife, a cashless café in Winter Park, takes its name from the Depression-era glass cake knives collected by owner Steve Brown's mother Jacque, a passionate hobbyist baker. Laurie Woolever, miamiherald, "The most magical surprise at Disney World? The world-class food | Miami Herald," 11 Jan. 2018 The airport has also recently struggled with contracting for an airport bank branch and ATMs as the growth of online banking and cashless payment services drives down the demand for ATMs and banks. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, "Hartsfield-Jackson luggage cart contract pressured by industry shifts," 2 June 2018 Some agencies, such as the North Texas Tollway Authority, are entirely cashless. Scott Calvert, WSJ, "Toll Roads So Tough, Naughty Drivers Are Felons," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cashless

1731, in the meaning defined above

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