Definitions

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  • n. A five-dollar bill (note).

Etymologies

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From the Yiddish פֿינף (finf, "five").

Examples

  • They were in shirt sleeves; smoking, chewing, spitting incessantly; lowering their voices for a moment so that she did not hear what they said and afterward giggling hoarsely; using over and over the canonical phrases: “Three to dole,” “I raise you a finif,” “Come on now, ante up; what do you think this is, a pink tea?”

    Main Street

  • They were in shirt sleeves; smoking, chewing, spitting incessantly; lowering their voices for a moment so that she did not hear what they said and afterward giggling hoarsely; using over and over the canonical phrases: "Three to dole," "I raise you a finif," "Come on now, ante up; what do you think this is, a pink tea?"

    Main Street

  • /W dicentes; Dic uc unus ji dextris tuis j akcr a finif -

    Breviarium ecclesiæ Rotomagensis

  • “Now I vill give you �0 for dem all, and upon my shoul, I don’t expect to get a finif (�note) py de pargain.

    Ralph Rashleigh

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