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Money Vocabulary .

Various words and slang terms related to money often derive from the appearance and features of banknotes or coins, their values, historical associations or the units of currency concerned. I find very little about money to be interesting, other than counting my own, but there’s a rich fund of vocabulary for money which you will learn in this lesson.

Readies – Money usually banknotes that you can spend immediately. This slang term is simply derived from the expression ready cash.

Spare/Loose change – coins of low value

Hard Cash – Money in the form of coins and notes, rather than cheques or credit cards

E-Cash – Money that exists in electronic form and is used to pay for things over the internet

ATM – Automatic Teller Machine used for withdrawing money. Another slang term for ATM is a Hole in the Wall.

Counterfeit – Fake money made in order to deceive

Singles – One dollar bills

Fivers – Five dollar bills

Tenners – Ten dollar bills

Grand/ K – A thousand ($1000, Rs 1000)

Bucks – Slang terms for money

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