spending money


Examples of spending money in a Sentence

She earned spending money at an after-school job.
Recent Examples on the Web But with customers segmented according to their likelihood of churn, the company can decide who should get which discount or offer, allocating their resources efficiently (and not spending money on happy customers predicted to renew). Zohar Bronfman, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Cost-of-living concerns from rising prices are also pushing shoppers to delay spending money on big ticket items like a new phone. Lionel Lim, Fortune, 29 Nov. 2023 Despite the restraining order and injunction, prosecutors allege Gao continued accessing, moving and spending money even as the civil case made its way through court. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Nov. 2023 Critics accused the companies of using the terminology to manipulate women into spending money, and pointed out there is no equivalent shopping event for men. Murphy Zhao, NBC News, 11 Nov. 2023 The ballot measure would prohibit foreign governments as well as entities with at least 5% foreign government ownership or control from spending money to influence candidates or ballot measures. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 6 Nov. 2023 Under DeSantis, Florida has limited how race can be discussed in schools, prohibited state universities from spending money on diversity, equality and inclusion programs and taken other actions that critics say limit free speech on campus. Brendan Farrington, Fortune, 26 Oct. 2023 An automobile company, for example, will struggle to justify spending money on basic engineering research that may end up being useful only to an aerospace company. David Leonhardt, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2023 The campaign attributes this to it not spending money on TV ads or internal polling and keeping the team small, with about 15 people who take on various roles and work remotely or in the field. CBS News, 16 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spending money was in the 15th century

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“Spending money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spending%20money. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

spending money

: money for small personal expenses

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