pocket money


Definition of pocket money

: money for small personal expenses

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In addition to their new pocket money, the prize winners will all be honored at a gala awards ceremony on November 3. Leah Asmelash, CNN, "They brought us the first photo of a black hole. Now, it won them $3 million," 5 Sep. 2019 For most kids, running a lemonade stand just means earning a little extra pocket money. Mikala Kane, courant.com, "Good news this week: A local chef wins ‘Chopped,’ one town plans a permanent LGBTQ pride art installation and young children raise money for Camp Courant," 16 Aug. 2019 Mahmoud went to school but still helps his uncle on Saturdays for pocket money. Rania Abouzeid, National Geographic, "Fleeing Syria, these child refugees become child laborers," 20 June 2019 The owner of a Ferndale estate sale company pleaded guilty Thursday to multiple felony counts for pocketing money that should have went to clients. Dixita Limbachia, Detroit Free Press, "Center Line man accused of bilking estate sale clients pleads guilty," 7 June 2019 But sometimes the promise of a little pocket money doesn’t hurt. Quanta Magazine, "Cash for Math: The Erdős Prizes Live On," 5 June 2017 The almost all-inclusive trip does include select meals, but individuals will need to come with pocket money for when food isn’t covered. Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "This Airbnb Adventure Takes You to 18 Different Countries in 80 Days," 18 June 2019 The man who was able to buy the Washington Post for the equivalent of pocket money hasn’t made more political friends outside of New York and Virginia with this subsidy sweepstakes. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Amazon’s Golden Fleecing," 14 Nov. 2018 Salvini boasted that the decree slashed the daily pocket money asylum-seekers receive. Frances D'emilio, Fox News, "Italy tightens eligibility for migrant protection," 24 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of pocket money

1625, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pocket money

: a small amount of extra money
British : money that is regularly given to children by their parents : money that children are given as an allowance

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authorized for issue (as a bond)

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