from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A small sum of money kept for unlikely contingencies.

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  • n. A sum of money, often relatively small in amount, kept in reserve to use for impulsive, frivolous purposes.
  • n. A sum of money kept in reserve or to insulate oneself financially in the event of the sudden breakdown of a relationship in which one is economically dependent.


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