Definition of beer money in English:

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beer money

Pronunciation: /bi(ə)r ˈmənē/

noun

informal
A small amount of money allowed or earned.
Example sentences
  • I won beer money from many unsuspecting young college men.
  • It's also ‘one that got away’ in the sense that I no longer possess it; I think I sold it for beer money in my college days.
  • At the time, area retailers were complaining of middle-class teenagers harassing shoppers for beer money.

Origin

Early 19th century: so named because the allowance of money was made instead of beer.

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Syllabification: beer mon·ey

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