Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "small change" []

  • Coins of low denomination. (noun)
  • Something of little value or significance. (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 "small change" in a sentence
  • "To begin with, it was small change denaro spicciolo, as the Italians would say, and we knew it: Menaggio and Cadenabbias Coppa di Consiglio was not exactly the kind of event that has its results posted on the ticker tape at the bottom of ESPNs SportsCenter screen."
  • "“The hippos are going to fill our pockets with small change and dump us in the Seine.”"
  • "Victor wanted us to run away together, but I explained to him that Cliché was more powerful, richer, and had more small change than ever before, and that he would pursue us to the ends of the earth and that eventually he would find us."
Words like "small change"
hard currency
loose change
spare change