spending money

noun

Definition of spending money

Examples of spending money in a Sentence

She earned spending money at an after-school job.

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There will be better places to spend money on Friday night. Chris Wassel, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Miami Marlins at San Francisco Giants odds, picks and betting tips," 13 Sep. 2019 Powerful wealthy countries are still spending money so poorer ones can burn more fossil fuels. Graça Machel, Time, "Why Ignoring Africa's Climate Change Problem Could Have Devastating Effects," 12 Sep. 2019 They also are said to have spent money on their bills and $15,000 to help friends, the complaint said. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Couple spends $120,000 mistakenly deposited in their account — then are arrested," 9 Sep. 2019 Federal prosecutors said Duckett spent money on a $120,000 car, purchases at retailers such as Cartier and Gucci and living expenses prosecutors said approached $15,000 a month. Edmund H. Mahony, courant.com, "Court upholds conviction in Dillon Stadium fraud case," 4 Sep. 2019 Even though time goes on, spending money will continue to become easier and the speed of transactions will increase, there will always be those that prefer to continue transactions via cash. Fox News, "90-year-old inventor of the ATM celebrates its 50th birthday, admits wife has never used one," 30 Aug. 2019 Does the company spend money with Black vendors and entrepreneurs? 6. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "How Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Crossed the Road: raceAhead," 29 Aug. 2019 But amid the Great Depression, how could people be encouraged to spend money to attend the game? Kori Rumore, chicagotribune.com, "In 1935, the Chicago Bears were looking to prove their legitimacy -- by taking on a team of college players," 28 Aug. 2019 Everyone else who comes into this office asks us for something to spend money on. Jeremy W. Peters, New York Times, "The Tea Party Didn’t Get What It Wanted, but It Did Unleash the Politics of Anger," 28 Aug. 2019

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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spending money

noun

English Language Learners Definition of spending money

: extra money that you can spend on whatever you want

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