from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small fund of money for incidental expenses, as in an office.
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- n. a small amount of cash kept by a company, used for low-cost immediate expenditure
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. money expended or received in small items or amounts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small fund of cash that a firm keeps for the payment of incidental expenses
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The murders of Yitzak and his two men are the worst; had you not made it appear as if the poor man had fallen on his scythe and his two hired men fled with the petty cash from the kitchen, I have no doubt that we would have had a full-scale riot on our hands in Jaffa by mid-week.