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Moolah, marigolds… and a macaroni!?!

By Eric Shackle

“Always try to rub against money, for if you rub against money long enough, some of it may rub off on you.” (from Damon Runyon’s story, A Very Honourable Guy).

Dough, moolah, rhino, spondulicks… there are more slang words for money than for anything else apart from sex and drink   and since you may need money to obtain the other two, money should take pride of place. When it comes to places, there are villages named Penny Bridge (Cumbria), Shillingford (Devon and Oxfordshire), and Pound Bank (Worcestershire). Scotland’s smallest county, Clackmannanshire, has a village named Dollar. The map shows it’s near Dollarbank, Dollarbeg and the Burn of Sorrow.

The following British places have money names:

PENNY: Penny Bridge, Cumbria; Pennyfuir, Argyll &

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80+ Slang Words for Money: List of Slang Terms for Money

Few things get more attention it seems than money. People use it every day—sometimes multiple times a day.

People plan where they live around money, where they travel around money, where they work around money, and where they retire around money.

Since money is an essential tool that most people cannot live without, it has developed a rich and colorful bank of slang terms in which to be described.

Who says writing about money has to be boring? Finance, currency, legal tender? Incorporate some change into your financial writing.

Slang Terms for Money List

What is slang for money? Here is a list of 80+ slang terms for money. Some of the terms are similar to each other; some are even derivatives of each other, but they all relate back to money.

This is not an exhaustive list. I’m sure there are some terms I missed, and I’m sure more

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50 Slang Terms for Money

By Mark Nichol

I find very little about money to be interesting, other than counting my own, but I’ve noted that there’s a rich fund of slang terms for money that can help enliven both casual and more serious content about currency and finance. Here’s a roster of slang synonyms in plural form for words for US currency in particular, many of which are useful for playful references to money or as options for evoking a historical period in fiction by using contemporary idiom:

1. Bank: money
2. Benjamins: a one-hundred-dollar bill (in reference to the portrait of Benjamin Franklin that distinguishes it)
3. Big ones: multiples of one thousand dollars
4. Bills: multiples of one hundred dollars
5. Bones: dollars (origin unknown)
6. Bread: money in general (on the analogy of it being a staple of life)
7. Bucks: dollars (perhaps from

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