Origin of pin money
OTHER WORDS FROM pin moneypin-money, adjective
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How to use pin money in a sentence
Jobs in retail and hospitality, for example, were considered “women’s jobs” for “pin money,” Lichtenstein said.
And Epstein continues to steer money toward universities to advance scientific research.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Speech, in this case, is our ability to spend money on a goofy entertainment.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I suspect [Teresa] will get money sent in to her, so she can shop at the commissary.
If nobody on the outside will send Teresa money, should she learn a prison hustle?
She vowed to repay the money—no official word, however, on whether she ever did that.
If Mac had been alone he would have made the post by sundown, for the Mounted Police rode picked horses, the best money could buy.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
All the Italian merchants in the realm of France, called money lenders, seized by order of Philip the fair, for their ransoms.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The purchasers found that this claim was not well founded, and sought to recover their money.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
He was positive he had seen some one enter the room, go to the chair, and take the money from his pockets.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Then both the partners laughed together—pleasantly and cheerfully, as men who are going to receive money, often do.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for pin money
Other 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]