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"pocket money" in British English

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pocket moneynoun [U]

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  • pocket money noun [U] (CHILD'S MONEY)

B1 mainly UK (US allowance) an ​amount of ​money that ​parentsregularly give to ​theirchild to ​spend as they ​choose: My ​dad gives me £5 a ​weekpocketmoney.
  • pocket money noun [U] (ADULT'S MONEY)

money for ​spending on ​your own ​personal things: I make a little ​pocketmoneydeliveringcatalogues. informal a ​smallamount of ​money, ​especially an ​amount that is not enough: I ​work really hard at this ​job, and all I get ​paid is ​pocketmoney.
(Definition of pocket money from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pocket moneynoun [U]

 us   /ˈpɑk·ɪt ˌmʌn·i/
a ​smallamount of money for ​smallexpenses
(Definition of pocket money from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pocket money”
in Arabic مَصْروف الجَيْب…
in Korean 용돈…
in Portuguese mesada, dinheiro para pequenos gastos…
in Catalan setmanada (per als nens)…
in Japanese 小遣い, ポケットマネー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 孩子的钱, 零花钱…
in Turkish cep harçlığı…
in Russian карманные деньги…
in Chinese (Traditional) 孩子的錢, 零用錢…
in Italian paghetta…
in Polish kieszonkowe…
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