small change

noun
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

Definition of small change

1 : coins of low denomination
2 : trifle 1

Examples of small change in a Sentence

  1. a pocket full of small change

  2. The fine is a lot of money to some people, but to him it's small change.

  3. My problems are small change compared to yours.

  4. He wasn't a major criminal. He was strictly small change.

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First Known Use of small change

1679

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of small change for English Language Learners

  • : coins that are not worth a lot of money

  • : an amount of money that is not large or important

  • : something or someone that is not important


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