pin money

noun

Definition of pin money

  1. 1 a :  money given by a man to his wife for her own use b :  money set aside for the purchase of incidentals

  2. 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>

1697

First Known Use of pin money

1697


PIN MONEY Defined for English Language Learners

pin money

noun

Definition of pin money for English Language Learners

  • : money that is used for small expenses


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