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mad money

noun, Informal.
a small sum of money carried or kept in reserve for minor expenses, emergencies, or impulse purchases.
a small sum of money carried by a woman on a date to enable her to reach home alone in case she and her escort quarrel and separate.
Origin of mad money
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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mad money

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  1. Money carried by a woman with which to pay her way home if her escort becomes offensive
  2. Money saved by a woman against the time when she wants to make an impulsive or therapeutic purchase (1922+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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