Meaning of “peanuts” in the English Dictionary


"peanuts" in American English

See all translations

peanutsplural noun

us /ˈpi·nəts, -ˌnʌts/ infml

a very small amount of money:

They expect us to work for peanuts.

(Definition of “peanuts” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"peanuts" in Business English

See all translations

peanutsnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈpiːnʌts/ us informal MONEY

an amount of money that is so small it is not worth working for or considering:

earn/make/be paid peanuts They work long hours and earn peanuts.
A fine of $2 million is peanuts to an organization of that size.

(Definition of “peanuts” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)