Origin of pocket money
Words nearby pocket money
How to use pocket money in a sentence
When his parents sent him to boarding school in Maine instead, he saved his pocket money and bought a bus ticket back home.
For example, in the 1970s, a company called Kelly Services had this whole advertising campaign for women who needed pocket money.
He gave science lectures to his older brothers and local kids whose attendance he assured by paying them from his pocket money.The Man Who Drank Cholera and Launched the Yogurt Craze - Issue 100: Outsiders|Lina Zeldovich|May 19, 2021|Nautilus
Eleven million “self-employed” people—many of whom should be treated as employees—are dependent on this program while the companies they work for pocket money that should have been set aside to cover these costs.
This was not some cushy job for pocket money either, as Downs told me.
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
The young man smiled at the girl, as he crushed up the notes and stuffed them into his pocket.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
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
British Dictionary definitions for pocket money
Other 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.