fiv·​er ˈfī-vər How to pronounce fiver (audio)
slang : a 5-dollar bill
British : a 5-pound note

Examples of fiver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now a lot of Main Street is boarded up, even the fancy stores, although there’s no shortage of places to drop a fiver on a cup of coffee. Murr Brewster, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Jan. 2022 The loss represented by the odd pocketed fiver is mainly one of trust. New York Times, 4 May 2021 Reuters/Simon Dawson Would Brits like a digital fiver? John Detrixhe, Quartz, 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, 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, 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, 29 May 2018 Unlike most other cities, Birmingham's downtown has no congestion after all the nine-to-fivers clear out. Birmingham Magazine,, 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, 19 Jan. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fiver was in 1843

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“Fiver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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