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spending money

noun
1.
money for small personal expenses.
Origin of spending money
1590-1600
1590-1600
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  • You know, I believe in spending money, everybody spending money.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • Staying in town here is only another name for spending money.

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • Parisians of the high-living class do not object to spending money.

    In Vanity Fair Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
  • And how can I leave them in such a condition, spending money which they will never get?

    Miss Mackenzie Anthony Trollope
  • My guardian pays all the bills, and, as I told you, he doesnt give me any spending money.

    Jack Ranger's Gun Club Clarence Young
British Dictionary definitions for spending money

spending money

noun
1.
an allowance for small personal expenses; pocket money
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for spending money

spell out

verb phrase

  1. To explain; define: a commission of distinguished citizens to spell out the difference between right and wrong (1707+)
  2. To explain very patiently in great detail: Are you a schoolboy I have to spell out everything for you? (1940+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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