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 Many businesses opt to use petty cash vouchers to keep track of their cash transactions. Bassam Mustafa, Forbes, 29 June 2022 Elon Musk making a play for Twitter out of his petty cash drawer is one more example of why the pooling of so much wealth in the hands of a few is a societal disease. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 23 Apr. 2022 The audit found vulnerabilities in the merit board’s technology and inadequacies in the handling of contracts, vouchers, time-keeping and even its petty cash fund. Ray Long,, 10 Feb. 2022 For instance, internal controls can restrict accountants from keeping petty cash in an office drawer, signing a bulk of unassigned checks or completing wire transfers on open IP addresses. Lilit Davtyan, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 Reconcile and turn in all petty cash, mileage forms or other outstanding reimbursable expenses paperwork. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 14 Oct. 2021 The manager gave the suspect a metal box containing petty cash. cleveland, 22 Sep. 2021 The accountant found issues with the books at Eagle River Alehouse, Matanuska Brewing Downtown and the Anchorage Alehouse, charges say, and that Vakalis had stolen from the companies’ payroll, petty cash, credit cards and vendor misappropriations. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Aug. 2021 Blakely testified that none of the inmates ever went without their money and that the fund was used as a petty cash account or for cashing checks. Ashley Remkus |, al, 29 July 2021 See More

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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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9 Jul 2022

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“Petty cash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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