pin money

noun

Definition of pin money 

1a : 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

She had a babysitting job to earn pin money. the summer intern made only pin money but gained valuable work experience

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Bonnie and Andrea pocket around $100 a month for spending two hours a week taking surveys, which gives each of them extra pin money. Maria Carter, Woman's Day, "19 Real Ways to Make Money from Home," 22 May 2017 Pomaks eat, pin money on the bride and groom, and dance the traditional houra in the village square. Guy Martin, National Geographic, "These Photos Transport You to a Muslim Wedding in Europe," 27 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of pin money

1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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pin money

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pin money

: money that is used for small expenses

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