paper money

noun

Definition of paper money

1 : money consisting of government notes and banknotes

Examples of paper money in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several states reissued paper money during the 1780s. Alexander William Salter, National Review, 4 June 2021 Digital currencies were seen as replacements for paper money, but that hasn't happened so far. CBS News, 23 May 2021 Digital currencies were seen as replacements for paper money, but that hasn't happened so far. CBS News, 23 May 2021 Digital currencies were seen as replacements for paper money, but that hasn’t happened so far. Matt Ott, Ken Sweet, USA TODAY, 22 May 2021 Cryptocurrencies are identical fungible tokens used for commercial transactions in place of traditional paper money. Natasha Gural, Forbes, 20 May 2021 Digital currencies were seen as replacements for paper money, but that hasn't happened so far. BostonGlobe.com, 19 May 2021 The Confederacy no longer existed, so there was nobody who would exchange its paper money for gold or silver. Robert Gudmestad, The Conversation, 3 May 2021 From the late 14th century onward, silver replaced paper money in China. Edward Chancellor, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of paper money

1691, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of paper money was in 1691

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11 Jun 2021

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“Paper money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paper%20money. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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paper money

noun

English Language Learners Definition of paper money

: money that is made of paper : money in the form of bills instead of coins

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