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View synonyms for petty cash

petty cash

noun

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


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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Word History and Origins

Origin of petty cash1

First recorded in 1825–35

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Example Sentences

The amount at stake is estimated by Roll Call at $10,000, petty cash in modern politics.

Canteen cash at the end of each day should be handed over to the Director and entered in the petty cash book.

This happens to be my car and if you dont care to go with us, you might hire a taxi and put it on your petty cash account.

I also had charge of the petty cash book, and used to make small advances to the boys as occasion demanded.

But then he had always been jealous of Hawkesbury since giving up the petty-cash to his charge.

He owed seventy-three pounds to the petty-cash box, and he was startled and shocked.

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