walking-around money

[waw-king-uh-round]

noun

money that is carried on the person for routine expenses and minor emergencies; pocket money.
Also called street money. Political Slang. cash sums given by political managers, district leaders, or the like, to grass-roots workers and others for expenses incurred while canvassing for votes or doing other chores before an election.

Nearby words

  1. walking papers,
  2. walking shorts,
  3. walking stick,
  4. walking ticket,
  5. walking wounded,
  6. walkman,
  7. walkout,
  8. walkover,
  9. walkshorts,
  10. walkthrough

Origin of walking-around money

1975–80, for def 2

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