pin money

noun
Updated on: 14 May 2018

Definition of pin money

1 a : money given by a man to his wife for her own use
b : money set aside for the purchase of incidentals
2 : a trivial amount of money
  • worked for pin money

Examples of pin money in a Sentence

  1. She had a babysitting job to earn pin money.

  2. the summer intern made only pin money but gained valuable work experience

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First Known Use of pin money

1674

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Definition of pin money for English Language Learners

  • : money that is used for small expenses


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