folding money

noun

chiefly US
: money in the form of bills : paper money especially as contrasted with small change
If you need a little more folding money, Six Flags wants you to come see them, this Saturday and next, at the park's annual job fair.Matthew Martinez
… are forced to do business like it's 1899—trying to persuade skiers to pay for their lift passes in cash wherever possible, and in cases where people don't have enough folding money with them, scribbling down names and addresses and then issuing invoices …Roger Cox
… a sports landscape of greed, populated by … sleazeballs all in search of folding money.Leigh Montville

Examples of folding money in a Sentence

He always carries a lot of folding money.
Recent Examples on the Web Actual folding money has been raised, and in 2016 actual ground is to be broken, on HTT’s 5-mile (8-kilometer) test track in California. IEEE Spectrum, 18 Dec. 2015 And on New Year's Day, the traditional Southern spread consists of black-eyed peas and collard greens (symbols for wealth—coins and green folding money, respectively), ham or pork (for prosperity), and cornbread (for gold). Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, 30 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of folding money was in 1923

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“Folding money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/folding%20money. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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