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Origin of pin money
OTHER WORDS FROM pin moneypin-money, adjective
Words nearby pin money
Example sentences from the Web for pin money
Second: is your allowance of pin-money sufficient to keep you in cold cream, Berlin wool, and other necessaries of life?
All that merry-making was the source of the Cabaal's pin-money, for the other seasons of the year.Mayflower (Flor de mayo)|Vicente Blasco Ibez
It isn't a case of pin-money with her; it's a case of clothing, rent, and nourishment.The Business of Life|Robert W. Chambers
Abbeys were given to queens, to furnish them with pin-money.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The point was, whether a wife should or should not have pin-money.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
British Dictionary definitions for pin money
Idioms and Phrases with pin money
Small amounts of money for incidental expenses, as in Grandma usually gives the children some pin money whenever she visits. This expression originally signified money given by a husband to his wife for small personal expenditures such as pins, which were very costly items in centuries past. A will recorded at York in 1542 listed a bequest: “I give my said daughter Margarett my lease of the parsonage . . . to buy her pins.” [Early 1500s]