petty cash


Definition of petty cash

: cash kept on hand for payment of minor items

Examples of petty cash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The recommendations of the Global Pandemic Monitoring Board for the $8 billion dollars or so for the development of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics came through, but that’s the petty cash. Jason Gale,, 3 Nov. 2020 Kilpatrick's staff has defended her handling of the petty cash fund. M.l. Elrick, Detroit Free Press, 30 May 2020 Theft: Highland Road An employee of Omni Systems reported Jan. 3 that $950 in petty cash had been stolen from a safe in the office. cleveland, 13 Jan. 2020 Theft, Oak Tree Boulevard An employee at a business reported a wallet with $154 missing from petty cash at 4 p.m. Dec. 9. Brian Lisik, cleveland, 4 Jan. 2020 Microsoft’s $1 billion investment into OpenAI is merely petty cash compared to what the high-profile artificial intelligence research group believes will be necessary to further the field. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, 3 Oct. 2019 The case goes back to 2014 when Nisley asked the state to investigate a pair of small loans made the year before by Wasco County Finance Director Monica Morris to an intern using money from the county’s petty cash fund. oregonlive, 14 Dec. 2019 Though Ripper’s budget was in the millions, the production office was oddly low on petty cash. Wired, 9 Oct. 2019 The director told Thurman that, when a ward left the facility or died, the facility would issue a check to Fierle for any overpayments or petty cash the facility was holding for the wards to use. Monivette Cordeiro,, 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of petty cash

1715, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of petty cash was in 1715

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“Petty cash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of petty cash

: a small amount of money that is kept in an office in order to pay for small items

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