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101 words for 'money'

Greenbacks, scratch, rivets, frogskins. Call it what you will, it still spends.

By MSN Money Partner Jan 6, 2012 1:39PM

This post comes from Len Penzo at partner blog Len Penzo dot Com.

 

Len Penzo dot Com on MSN MoneyIn 1737, Benjamin Franklin published "The Drinker's Dictionary," a list of more than 200 alternative terms and phrases for being drunk.

 

As far as I know, old Ben never published a similar list of synonyms for money -- which I find to be curious considering that he was one of America's first and most-quoted personal-finance experts.

 

With that in mind, I thought I would challenge myself to put together a fun collection of 101 slang terms for money.  Post continues below.

I'll start with references to edibles and then branch out from there. So if you're ready, here we go:

  1. Chips.
  2. Bread.
  3. Dough.
  4. Roll.
  5. Cabbage.
  6. Lettuce.
  7. Kale.
  8. Bacon.
  9. Clams.
  10. Coconuts.
  11. Beans.
  12. Fish.
  13. Potatoes.
  14. Bananas.
  15. Buckaroos.
  16. Bucks.
  17. Fins ($5 bills).
  18. Sawbucks ($10 bills).
  19. C-notes ($100 bills).
  20. Hundies.
  21. Benjamins.
  22. Jacksons.
  23. Grand.
  24. G's.
  25. K.
  26. Smack.
  27. Smackers.
  28. Wampum.
  29. Bills.
  30. Moolah.
  31. Means.
  32. Checks.
  33. Drafts.
  34. Shrapnel.
  35. Wad.
  36. Plaster.
  37. Bankroll.
  38. Capital.
  39. Finances.
  40. Currency.
  41. Funds.
  42. Gold.
  43. Stash.
  44. Cash.
  45. Bundle.
  46. Fortune.
  47. Lucre.
  48. Chump change.
  49. Pin money.
  50. Shekels.
  51. Resources.
  52. Boffo.
  53. Spending money.
  54. Doubloons.
  55. Wherewithal.
  56. Treasure.
  57. Dibs.
  58. Bits.
  59. Dollars.
  60. Dinero.
  61. Pesos.
  62. Bullets.
  63. Coin.
  64. Simoleons.
  65. Silver.
  66. Pelf.
  67. Tender.
  68. Scrip.
  69. Pittance.
  70. Guineas.
  71. Gelt.
  72. Bones.
  73. Stake.
  74. Pap.
  75. Spondulicks.
  76. Quid.
  77. Pocket money.
  78. Specie.
  79. Jack.
  80. Change.
  81. Scratch.
  82. Mite.
  83. King's ransom.
  84. Mint.
  85. Paper.
  86. Loonies.
  87. Mazuma.
  88. Pieces of eight.
  89. Frogskins.
  90. Long green.
  91. Folding green.
  92. Green.
  93. Greenbacks.
  94. Riches.
  95. Rivets.
  96. Big ones.
  97. Banknotes.
  98. Dead presidents.
  99. Chits.
  100. Scrilla.
  101. Loot.

Whew! That was fun! And if you want to add to the list, this is a friendly challenge to please do so.

 

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