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Origin of pocket money
Words nearby pocket money
Example sentences from the Web for pocket money
The senator's son did so, and paid for it out of his pocket-money.Dave Porter in the South Seas|Edward Stratemeyer
My pocket-money would not suffice for the purchase of it, so I secretly copied it.Life of Beethoven|Anton Schindler
I may add that the reader received free board and lodging and ten florins a month pocket-money for his services.The Poor Plutocrats|Maurus Jkai
He insisted upon allowing me a thousand a year, merely as pocket-money, while still defraying all large expenses for me, himself.The Following of the Star|Florence L. Barclay
The other girls envied her her privileges and her pocket-money, but they did not understand.Prairie Gold|Various
British Dictionary definitions for pocket money
Idioms and Phrases with pocket money
Also, spending money. Cash for incidental or minor expenses, as in They don't believe in giving the children pocket money without asking them to do chores, or Can I borrow a dollar? I'm out of all my spending money. The first term, dating from the early 1600s, alludes to keeping small sums in one's pocket; the second alludes to money that may be spent (as opposed to saved) and dates from the late 1500s.