mad money


Definition of mad money

: money that a woman carries to pay her fare home in case a date ends in a quarrel also : money set aside for an emergency or personal use

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Recent Examples on the Web Others are hobbyists, trading a chunk of their retirement portfolios or some mad money. Emily Flitter, New York Times, "Morgan Stanley to Buy E-Trade, Linking Wall Street and Main Street," 20 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of mad money

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Mad money.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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