Share this entry

Share this page

pocket money

Line breaks: pocket money

Definition of pocket money in English:

noun

[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
More example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of pocket money in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day reciprocity
Pronunciation: ˌrɛsɪˈprɒsɪti
noun
exchanging things with others for mutual benefit…