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paper money

currency in paper form, such as government and bank notes, as distinguished from metal currency.
Origin of paper money
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The confidence of the people kept this paper money at its full value.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • paper money in the South was worth but ten (p. 142)per cent.

    Charles Carleton Coffin William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
  • paper money is a promise to pay its face value in gold or silver.

  • Toilet paper can be used for something, and this paper money's too stiff.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • In the Massachusetts legislature the paper money party was defeated.

  • Nearly all the paper money of England is issued by this bank.

  • He slyly exhibited a wallet that was stuffed with paper money.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • To him Corrie went, dragging forth a handful of paper money.

    From the Car Behind

    Eleanor M. Ingram
British Dictionary definitions for paper money

paper money

paper currency issued by the government or the central bank as legal tender and which circulates as a substitute for specie
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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