press money

nounBritish Obsolete.

Origin of press money

First recorded in 1550–60

Words Nearby press money Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use press money in a sentence

  • Press-money, proposition that those who refused it should be tried by martial law, iii.

  • They came again to give me press-money; but I would take none.

    George Fox | George Fox
  • They came again to give me press money, but I would take none.

    A Book of Quaker Saints | Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  • The wealthy man tried to press money upon both Penny and Salt, who smilingly refused to accept it.

    Signal in the Dark | Mildred A. Wirt
  • Who would palter at press-money When he heard that sea-cry vast?

    Songs from Vagabondia | Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey