So that if a chestnut was a fiver, and it beat a tenner, it became at one leap a fifteener.
Ill go a fiver that it has something to do with that Heathcote matter.
There is a camera obscura placed in an ancient castle, which projects into the fiver, and which we admired extremely.
But no: they rest content with a fiver and cherish their wind.
He is rather disappointed at getting so little change out of his "fiver."
I called at your tailors' on my way to the noble Earl's, and—and I struck them for a fiver!
You can have any bullock you like—the biggest in the lot—for a fiver—but, cash down.
Besides, there'll be a fiver over, thanks to old Bacchus here.
Ive come half-way round the earth to see him, andsay, will you lend me a fiver?
The cost of living has gone up again since I thanked you for that fiver.
Old English fif, from Proto-Germanic *fimfe (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon fif, Dutch vijf, Old Norse fimm, Old High German funf, Gothic fimf), from PIE *penkwe- (cf. Sanskrit panca, Greek pente, Latin quinque, Old Church Slavonic peti, Lithuanian penke, Old Welsh pimp). The sound shift that removed the *-m- is a regular development involving Old English, Old Frisian, and Old Saxon (cf. thought, from stem of think; couth from *kunthaz; us from *uns.
Slang five-finger discount "theft" is from 1966. Five o'clock shadow attested by 1937. The original five-year plan was 1928 in the U.S.S.R.