Money Slang: Tired of “Money”? Here’s 101 Alternatives.

In 1737, Benjamin Franklin published The Drinker’s Dictionary, a long list of over 200 alternative terms and phrases for being drunk.

As far as I know, old Ben never published a similar list of synonyms for money – which I find to be curious considering that Ben is one of America’s first and most-quoted personal finance experts.

With that in mind, I thought I would challenge myself to put together a fun collection of 101 slang terms for money.

I’ll start with references to edibles and then branch out from there. So if you’re ready, here we go…

1. chips

2. bread

3. dough

4. roll

5. cabbage

6. lettuce

7. kale

8. bacon

9. clams

10. coconuts

11. beans

12. fish

13. potatoes

14. bananas

15. buckaroos

16. bucks

17. fins ($5-bills)

18. sawbucks ($10-bills)

19. C-notes ($100-bills)

20. hundies

21. Benjamins

22. Jacksons

23. grand

24. Gs

25. K

26. smack

27. smackers

28. wampum

29. bills

30. moolah

31. means

32. checks

33. drafts

34. shrapnel

35. wad

36. plaster

37. bankroll

38. capital

39. finances

40. currency

41. funds

42. gold

43. stash

44. cash

45. bundle

46. fortune

47. lucre

48. chump change

49. pin money

50. shekels

51. resources

52. boffo

53. spending money

54. doubloons

55. wherewithal

56. treasure

57. dibs

58. bits

59. dollars

60. dinero

61. pesos

62. bullets

63. coin

64. simoleons

65. silver

66. pelf

67. tender

68. scrip

69. pittance

70. guineas

71. gelt

72. bones

73. stake

74. pap

75. spondulicks

76. quid

77. pocket money

78. specie

79. jack

80. change

81. scratch

82. mite

83. king’s ransom

84. mint

85. paper

86. loonies

87. mazuma

88. pieces of eight

89. frogskins

90. long green

91. folding green

92. green

93. greenbacks

94. riches

95. rivets

96. big ones

97. banknotes

98. dead presidents

99. chits

100. scrilla

101. loot

Whew!  That was fun!  And if you want to add to the list, this is a friendly challenge to please do so.

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