Money Vocabulary - Learn Online English Speaking

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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