Definition of Pin money

1. Noun. Cash for day-to-day spending on incidental expenses.

Exact synonyms: Pocket Money, Spending Money
Generic synonyms: Cash, Hard Cash, Hard Currency



Definition of Pin money

1. Noun. (idiomatic dated) A relatively small sum of cash kept in one's personal possession, for routine expenses or incidental purchases; an amount of money which is not particularly significant. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic dated) An allowance of money given by a man to his wife or to other dependents for their personal, discretionary use. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pin Money

pin-tailed
pin-tailed duck
pin-tailed grouse
pin-tailed sandgrouse
pin amalgam
pin and ligature cutter
pin back
pin bone
pin cherry
pin clover
pin curl
pin down
pin implant
pin money (current term)
pin oak
pin table
pin the tail on the donkey
pin up
pin wrench
pina
pina cloth
pina colada
pinaceous
pinaces
pinacocyte
pinacoderm
pinacoderms
pinacoid

Literary usage of Pin money

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Domestic Relations: Embracing Husband and Wife by James Schouler, Arthur Walker Blakemore (1921)
"The wife's pin-money constitutes a feature of English marriage ... Pin-money may be defined as a certain provision for the wife's dress and pocket, ..."

2. The Rights and Liabilities of Husband and Wife by John Fraser Macqueen (1905)
"When wife presumed to waive pin- money. If she survive entitled only to one ... Pin-money also differs from paraphernalia, inasmuch as it is enjoyed by the ..."

3. The Rights and Liabilities of Husband and Wife by John Fraser Macqueen (1905)
"When wife presumed to waive pin- money. If she survive entitled only to one ... Pin-money also differs from paraphernalia, inasmuch as it is enjoyed by the ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Executors and Administrators by Edward Vaughan Williams, Roland Lomax Vaughan Williams, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1895)
"Again, if pin- money be in arrear, and the wife dies, her representatives cannot sustain any claim for it whatever ; the ground of which rule is, ..."

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