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Definition of "pocket money" []

  • Money for incidental or minor expenses. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pocket money" in a sentence
  • ""Young Stearns", the twelve-year-old son of George L. Stearns, one of the Secret Six, had given all his pocket money to John Brown two years earlier, to help the anti-slavery cause."
  • "The Marquise Philippine's son, sixteen years old, was ordered to join General Berthier's corps, and to provide him with L10 pocket money she sold what till then she had religiously kept, a silver holy water stoup, which belonged to her saintly ancestor, Francois de Sales."
  • "We begged her to describe the witch-ball to us, for even Keith, who was not good at computations, knew that ten per cent. of ten pounds is one pound, and, as our weekly pocket money was sixpence, a pound seemed to us a sum of such fabulous proportions that we doubted whether our brother Jack, in whose house we had lived since the death of both our parents, could earn much more in a week."