Tom Mix was a famous cowboy film star from 1910-1940. See entry under 'nicker'. To “chip in” is to contribute money for a collective purchase. I'm informed however (ack Stuart Taylor, Dec 2006) that Joey was indeed slang for the brass-nickel threepenny bit among children of the Worcester area in the period up to decimalisation in 1971, so as ever, slang is subject to regional variation. bottle = two pounds, or earlier tuppence (2d), from the cockney rhyming slang: bottle of spruce = deuce (= two pounds or tuppence). Precise origin unknown. 2. The word cows means a single pound since technically the word is cow's, from cow's licker. Boodle normally referred to ill-gotten gains, such as counterfeit notes or the proceeds of a robbery, and also to a roll of banknotes, although in recent times the usage has extended to all sorts of money, usually in fairly large amounts. Roll is US slang meaning an amount of money. pair of nickers/pair of knickers/pair o'nickers = two pounds (£2), an irresistible pun. readies = money, usually banknotes. Shortened to 'G' (usually plural form also) or less commonly 'G's'. The silver threepence was effectively replaced with introduction of the brass-nickel threepenny bit in 1937, through to 1945, which was the last minting of the silver threepence coin. Crossword Clue The crossword clue Very large amount: Slang. Silver featured strongly in the earliest history of British money, so it's pleasing that the word still occurs in modern money slang. Search for crossword clues found in the NY Times, Daily Celebrity, Daily Mirror, Telegraph and major publications. Old Indian rupee banknotes had animals on them and it is said that the 500 rupee note had a monkey on it and the 25 rupee featured a pony. Brass originated as slang for money by association to the colour of gold coins, and the value of brass as a scrap metal. Synonyms, crossword answers and other related words for SLANG WORD FOR MONEY [dough] We hope that the following list of synonyms for the word dough will help you to finish your crossword today. A popular slang word like bob arguably develops a life of its own. Additionally (ack Martin Symington, Jun 2007) the word 'bob' is still commonly used among the white community of Tanzania in East Africa for the Tanzanian Shilling. informal a lot of money. pony = twenty-five pounds (£25). kibosh/kybosh = eighteen pence (i.e., one and six, 1/6, one shilling and sixpence), related to and perhaps derived from the mid-1900s meaning of kibosh for an eighteen month prison sentence. Cassells also suggests possible connection with 'spondylo-' referring to spine or vertebrae, based on the similarity between a stack of coins and a spine, which is referenced in etymologist Michael Quinion's corespondence with a Doug Wilson, which cites the reference to piled coins (and thereby perhaps the link to sponylo/spine) thus: "Spondulics - coin piled for counting..." from the 1867 book A Manual of the Art of Prose Composition: For the Use of Colleges and Schools, by John Mitchell Bonnell. boodle = money. Others have suggested that an Indian twenty-five rupee banknote featured a pony. There are even slang terms for money that are used to describe US coins. An obscure point of nostalgic trivia about the tanner is apparently (thanks J Veitch) a rhyme, from around the mid-1900s, sung to the tune of Rule Britannia: "Rule Brittania, two tanners make a bob, three make eighteen pence and four two bob…" My limited research suggests this rhyme was not from London. Danno (Detective Danny Williams, played by James MacArthur) was McGarrett's unfailingly loyal junior partner. Definition: Someone with a lot of money–so much so that they can physically roll around in large piles of it. The 'where there's much there's brass' expression helped maintain and spread the populairity iof the 'brass' money slang, rather than cause it. Plural uses singular form. Popular Australian slang for money, now being adopted elsewhere. Suggestions of origin include a supposed cockney rhyming slang shortening of bunsen burner (= earner), which is very appealing, but unlikely given the history of the word and spelling, notably that the slang money meaning pre-dated the invention of the bunsen burner, which was devised around 1857. medza/medzer/medzes/medzies/metzes/midzers = money. Stiver also earlier referred to any low value coin. Sadly the word is almost obsolete now, although the groat coin is kept alive in Maundy Money. The association with a gambling chip is logical. It is therefore only a matter of time before modern 'silver' copper-based coins have to be made of less valuable metals, upon which provided they remain silver coloured I expect only the scrap metal dealers will notice the difference. The coin was not formally demonetised until 31 August 1971 at the time of decimalisation. folding/folding stuff/folding money/folding green = banknotes, especially to differentiate or emphasise an amount of money as would be impractical to carry or pay in coins, typically for a night out or to settle a bill. More rarely from the early-mid 1900s fiver could also mean five thousand pounds, but arguably it remains today the most widely used slang term for five pounds. Folding green is more American than UK slang. a small fortune phrase. There is possibly an association with plumb-bob, being another symbolic piece of metal, made of lead and used to mark a vertical position in certain trades, notably masons. Separately bottle means money generally and particularly loose coinage, from the custom of passing a bottle for people to give money to a busker or street entertainer. half a crown = two shillings and sixpence (2/6), and more specifically the 2/6 coin. Modern slang from London, apparently originating in the USA in the 1930s. The word can actually be traced back to Roman times, when a 'Denarius Grossus' was a 'thick penny' (equivalent). These, and the rhyming head connection, are not factual origins of how ned became a slang money term; they are merely suggestions of possible usage origin and/or reinforcement. The term coppers is also slang for a very small amount of money, or a cost of something typically less than a pound, usually referring to a bargain or a sum not worth thinking about, somewhat like saying 'peanuts' or 'a row of beans'. The older nuggets meaning of money obviously alludes to gold nuggets and appeared first in the 1800s. beer tokens = money. Once the issue of silver threepences in the United Kingdom had ceased there was a tendency for the coins to be hoarded and comparatively few were ever returned to the Royal Mint. fin/finn/finny/finnif/finnip/finnup/finnio/finnif = five pounds (£5), from the early 1800s. Chip was also slang for an Indian rupee. nevis/neves = seven pounds (£7), 20th century backslang, and earlier, 1800s (usually as 'nevis gens') seven shillings (7/-). mint noun. fiver = five pounds (£5), from the mid-1800s. In the same way a ton is also slang for 100 runs in cricket, or a speed of 100 miles per hour. a pot/crock of gold phrase. Chipping-in also means to contributing towards or paying towards something, which again relates to the gambling chip use and metaphor, i.e. There has been speculation among etymologists that 'simon' meaning sixpence derives from an old play on words which represented biblical text that St Peter "...lodged with Simon a tanner.." as a description of a banking transaction, although Partridge's esteemed dictionary refutes this, at the same time conceding that the slang 'tanner' for sixpence might have developed or been reinforced by the old joke. The slang term for a pound or a number of pounds sterling is 'quid' or 'nicker' and there are other slang terms for various amounts of money. We found one answer for the crossword clue Large amount, slang. sir isaac = one pound (£1) - used in Hampshire (Southern England) apparently originating from the time when the one pound note carried a picture of Sir Isaac Newton. See more words with the same meaning: a period of time . Bread meaning money is also linked with with the expression 'earning a crust', which alludes to having enough money to pay for one's daily bread. The word flag has been used since the 1500s as a slang expression for various types of money, and more recently for certain notes. smackers/smackeroos = pounds (or dollars) - in recent times not usually used in referring to a single £1 or a low amount, instead usually a hundred or several hundreds, but probably not several thousands, when grand would be preferred. big money synonyms - similar meaning - 550. You can easily improve your search by specifying the number of letters in the answer. Originated in the USA in the 1920s, logically an association with the literal meaning - full or large. ‘Cock and hen’ or ‘cockle’ is also used for £10, whilst £1 might be referred to as a ‘nicker’, a ‘nugget’ or if you’re going retro, an ‘Alan Whicker’. The silver threepence continued in circulation for several years after this, and I read. Large amount of money: slang "Money, Money, Money" ban "money, money, money" quartet "money, money, money" musical "Money, Money, Money band" Money for a large animal. dibs/dibbs = money. A clodhopper is old slang for a farmer or bumpkin or lout, and was also a derogatory term used by the cavalry for infantry foot soldiers. Bice could also occur in conjunction with other shilling slang, where the word bice assumes the meaning 'two', as in 'a bice of deaners', pronounced 'bicerdeaners', and with other money slang, for example bice of tenners, pronounced 'bicertenners', meaning twenty pounds. The spelling cole was also used. Spondoolicks is possibly from Greek, according to Cassells - from spondulox, a type of shell used for early money. wad = money. I am also informed (ack Sue Batch, Nov 2007) that spruce also referred to lemonade, which is perhaps another source of the bottle rhyming slang: "... around Northants, particularly the Rushden area, Spruce is in fact lemonade... it has died out nowadays - I was brought up in the 50s and 60s and it was an everyday word around my area back then. In fact the term was obsolete before 1971 decimalisation when the old ha'penny (½d) was removed from the currency in 1969. tickey/ticky/tickie/tiki/tikki/tikkie = ticky or tickey was an old pre-decimal British silver threepenny piece (3d, equating loosely to 1¼p). Slang Terms for British Money The slang term for a pound or a number of pounds sterling is 'quid' or 'nicker' and there are other slang terms for various amounts of money. With dictionary look up. The slang money expression 'quid' seems first to have appeared in late 1600's England, probably derived from the Latin 'quid pro quo' - … Bands: Paper money held together by a rubber band. MORE : Here’s how to spot the absolute worst people on Instagram, according to science, Get your need-to-know (Thanks to R Maguire for raising this one.). Origin unknown. Much variation in meaning is found in the US. Usually meaning a large amount of spending money held by a person when out enjoying themselves. An old term, probably more common in London than elsewhere, used before UK decimalisation in 1971, and before the ha'penny was withdrawn in the 1960s. Other intriguing possible origins/influences include a suggested connection with the highly secretive Quidhampton banknote paper-mill, and the term quid as applied (ack D Murray) to chewing tobacco, which are explained in more detail under quid in the cliches, words and slang page. How to use gob in a sentence. As a matter of interest, at the time of writing this (Nov 2004) a mint condition 1937 threepenny bit is being offered for sale by London Bloomsbury coin dealers and auctioneers Spink, with a guide price of £37,000. Potentially confused with and supported by the origins and use of similar motsa (see motsa entry). ten bob bit = fifty pence piece (50p). Another word for large amount. exp. See more. ned = a guinea. See more words with the same meaning: money . Given that backslang is based on phonetic word sound not spelling, the conversion of shilling to generalize is just about understandable, if somewhat tenuous, and in the absence of other explanation is the only known possible derivation of this odd slang. Origin: Rolling comes from ‘to enjoy ample amounts’. Possibilities include a connection with the church or bell-ringing since 'bob' meant a set of changes rung on the bells. Usually retains singular form (G rather than G's) for more than one thousand pounds, for example "Twenty G". macaroni = twenty-five pounds (£25). © Copyright Learn English Network - All Rights Reserved. Less common variations on the same theme: wamba, wanga, or womba. score = twenty pounds (£20). It was quite an accepted name for lemonade...". I haven't heard from him in a grip . In parts of the US 'bob' was used for the US dollar coin. These pages are best viewed using the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or IE. 1 ackers (slang) banknotes, brass (Northern English dialect) bread (slang) capital ... Big money is an amount of money that seems very large to you, especially money which you get easily. jacks = five pounds, from cockney rhyming slang: jack's alive = five. madza poona = half-sovereign, from the mid 1800s, for the same reasons as madza caroon. It is therefore unlikely that anyone today will use or recall this particular slang, but if the question arises you'll know the answer. mint fortune pile informal slang 72. great deal of money. From the Hebrew word and Israeli monetary unit 'shekel' derived in Hebrew from the silver coin 'sekel' in turn from the word for weight 'sakal'. While the origins of these slang terms are many and various, certainly a lot of English money slang is rooted in various London communities, which for different reasons liked to use language only known in their own circles, notably wholesale markets, street traders, crime and the underworld, the docks, taxi-cab driving, and the immigrant communities. Not generally pluralised. From Old High German 'skilling'. 'Half a job' was half a guinea. Perhaps based on jack meaning a small thing, although there are many possible different sources. Figure. a large amount of money synonyms and antonyms in the English synonyms dictionary, see also 'largely',largess',largesse',lag', definition. Brewer's 1870 Dictionary of Phrase and Fable states that 'bob' could be derived from 'Bawbee', which was 16-19th century slang for a half-penny, in turn derived from: French 'bas billon', meaning debased copper money (coins were commonly cut to make change). hit the jackpot 1. Usually $10,000 or more. expressions nouns adjectives idioms verbs Tags. Here are the most common and/or interesting British slang money words and expressions, with meanings, and origins where known. 3 letter words GEL - GOO - JAM - OOF - PAP - ROB - TIN - WAX 4 letter words While some etymology sources suggest that 'k' (obviously pronounced 'kay') is from business-speak and underworld language derived from the K abbreviation of kilograms, kilometres, I am inclined to prefer the derivation (suggested to me by Terry Davies) that K instead originates from computer-speak in the early 1970s, from the abbreviation of kilobytes. chip in. be taken too seriously! Interestingly mill is also a non-slang technical term for a tenth of a USA cent, or one-thousandth of a dollar, which is an accounts term only - there is no coinage for such an amount. Now sadly gone in the UK for this particular meaning, although lots of other meanings remain (for example the verb or noun meaning of pooh, a haircut, and the verb meaning of cheat). The modern 75% copper 25% nickel composition was introduced in 1947. From the 1900s, simply from the word 'score' meaning twenty, derived apparently from the ancient practice of counting sheep in lots of twenty, and keeping tally by cutting ('scoring') notches into a stick. archer = two thousand pounds (£2,000), late 20th century, from the Jeffrey Archer court case in which he was alleged to have bribed call-girl Monica Coughlan with this amount. Also relates to (but not necessairly derived from) the expression especially used by children, 'dibs' meaning a share or claim of something, and dibbing or dipping among a group of children, to determine shares or winnings or who would be 'it' for a subsequent chasing game. The word “fetti” is rumored to have originated from the Spanish word for money “feria.” Folding, folding stuff and folding money are all popular slang in London. grand = a thousand pounds (£1,000 or $1,000) Not pluralised in full form. Making a mint. The amount owed either by or two a gambler or sportsbook. ". I am grateful also (thanks Paul, Apr 2007) for a further suggestion that 'biscuit' means £1,000 in the casino trade, which apparently is due to the larger size of the £1,000 chip. nicker = a pound (£1). Logically 'half a ton' is slang for £50. tray/trey = three pounds, and earlier threpence (thruppeny bit, 3d), ultimately from the Latin tres meaning three, and especially from the use of tray and trey for the number three in cards and dice games. I am grateful to J Briggs for confirming (March 2008): "...I live in Penistone, South Yorks (what we call the West Riding) and it was certainly called a 'Brass Maggie' in my area. bung = money in the form of a bribe, from the early English meaning of pocket and purse, and pick-pocket, according to Cassells derived from Frisian (North Netherlands) pung, meaning purse. Gob definition is - lump. You can easily improve your search … So, looking for the answer to Big money amounts, slangily recently published in Wall Street Journal on 9 May 2017? Silver threepenny coins were first introduced in the mid-1500s but were not popular nor minted in any serious quantity for general circulation until around 1760, because people preferred the fourpenny groat. Incidentally garden gate is also rhyming slang for magistrate, and the plural garden gates is rhyming slang for rates. 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