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petty cash

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noun
  1. a cash fund for paying small charges, as for minor office supplies or deliveries.
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Origin of petty cash

First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for petty cash

Historical Examples

  • But what puzzles me is, what is to become of the petty-cash?

    My Friend Smith

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • He began to feel that he could rely pretty strongly on the cleverness of the petty-cash book.

    The Price of Love

    Arnold Bennett

  • A certain amount of ill luck fell to every man, and he would trust to his excellent handicraft in the petty-cash book.

    The Price of Love

    Arnold Bennett

  • And there was Louis staring like a fool at the open page of the petty-cash book, incriminating himself every instant.

    The Price of Love

    Arnold Bennett

  • Louis re-entered the room, and as he did so Horrocleave shut the petty-cash book with an abrupt gesture.

    The Price of Love

    Arnold Bennett


British Dictionary definitions for petty cash

petty cash

noun
  1. a small cash fund kept on a firm's premises for the payment of minor incidental expenses
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