cashless

adjective
cash·​less | \ ˈkash-ləs How to pronounce cashless (audio) \

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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One is teaching the value of a dollar in a nearly cashless society in which cravings can be sated by using the Amazon or Seamless apps on Mommy’s iPhone. John Brodie, Town & Country, "How to Talk to Your Children About Money," 29 Jan. 2019 Such off-the-books transactions would be impossible in a fully cashless economy. Town & Country, "Is This the End of Cash?," 28 Jan. 2019 But while the cashless trend benefits businesses, there are also downsides. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "Why cashless retailers put low-income people at even more of a disadvantage," 30 Nov. 2018 There are also technological impediments to the cashless takeover. Town & Country, "Is This the End of Cash?," 28 Jan. 2019 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. Bloomberg.com, "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

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First Known Use of cashless

1731, in the meaning defined above

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