folding money


Definition of folding money

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.

First Known Use of folding money

1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of folding money was in 1923

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“Folding money.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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