from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Cash for small personal needs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sum of cash kept in one's personal possession, for routine expenses or incidental purchases.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. money set apart for extra (not necessary) personal expenses; pocket money.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Money provided or used for small personal expenses; pocket-money for incidental outlay.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cash for day-to-day spending on incidental expenses
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To earn spending money as a teenager, my uncle John joined my grandfather for summer stints folding cookies in Duk Hing’s subterranean workspace.
Now I had given my spending money to the damsel and had naught left: I had also forgotten to ask the Hashimi his name and where his house was at Bassorah and his titles; thus I was confounded and my joy at meeting the damsel had been but a dream; and I abode in perplexity till there came up a great vessel wherein I embarked and she carried me to Bassorah.
Instead of spending money to study our universe, private space companies would strip-mine asteroids, build tourist hotels in space, offer commercial satellite launch services.
I retained that result of my semi-French blood and education, that I do think French women the best dressers in the world, and while one is spending money in necessary clothes, I think it quite worth while to get them as elegant and agreeable to one's taste as can be managed for the price one gives.