fiv·​er | \ ˈfī-vər How to pronounce fiver (audio) \

Definition of fiver

1 slang : a 5-dollar bill
2 British : a 5-pound note

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Recent Examples on the Web Reuters/Simon Dawson Would Brits like a digital fiver? John Detrixhe, Quartz, "The Bank of England is debating whether to issue a digital currency," 12 Mar. 2020 When the wellness-retreat trend cemented places like Bali, Tulum, and Goa as destinations for nine-to-fivers desperate for a reset, stylish travelers went searching for the next sunny spot. Corina Quinn, Condé Nast Traveler, "Wellness Cruises Are Taking Over the Waters," 27 June 2019 If Palm Springs isn't your speed, head to New York's Ace, which set the standard with its locals-hang-here lobby and top-notch bar that attracts nearby nine-to-fivers and out-of-towners alike. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Stay at Any Ace Hotel for 20 Percent Off Right Now," 13 Nov. 2018 The man grabbed Thibodeaux's cash out of his hand, found a good fiver and threw the rest back at him. Anita Chabria, sacbee, "The man in charge of Sacramento's new anti-gun violence program was once a shooter himself," 29 May 2018 Unlike most other cities, Birmingham's downtown has no congestion after all the nine-to-fivers clear out. Birmingham Magazine,, "A History of Homewood," 19 Feb. 2018 Whether that fiver was meant to bolster Elizabeth or some abstract ideal didn’t seem particularly significant to me at the time. Sara Eckel, Longreads, "Diary of a Do-Gooder," 19 Jan. 2018 Birds roll into the bye at 8-1, but only by a fiver, 22-17. Ed Barkowitz,, "Vegas Vic: Eagles giving too many points to the Broncos," 3 Nov. 2017 According to metrics posted on Trian's website, P&G P&G had produced total returns of 67% over the past fiver years, compared with 102% for the S&P 500, and 90% for the consumer staples index. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "The Incredible Shrinking Procter & Gamble Versus Nelson Peltz," 25 July 2017

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First Known Use of fiver

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fiver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fiver

British, informal : a five-pound note

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