Definition of pocket money in English:

pocket money

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[mass noun] British
  • 1A small amount of money given to a child by its parents, typically on a regular basis: he saved his pocket money to buy his mother a scarf
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    • When I was but a young boy I saved up my pocket money to buy all my own decorations for my room, creating in essence my own personal grotto.
    • It was at this stage that he became interested in astronomy and saved his pocket money to buy himself materials such as lens from which he could construct a telescope.
    • The average weekly sum for pocket money from parents is now £1.87.
  • 1.1A small amount of money suitable for minor expenses: he paid for my digs and gave me pocket money
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    • As for asylum seekers on two thirds benefit, this sum is more pocket money than most can expect.
    • At that time, admission to the museum cost 10 cents, but he has only had a tiny amount of pocket money to spend.
    • But here are some full-time students who make the most of their spare time by earning pocket money to meet their sundry expenses.

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