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pocket money

noun [U] uk   us  

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

B1 mainly UK (US allowance) an amount of money that parents regularly give to their child to spend as they choose: My mum gives me £5 a week pocket money.

pocket money noun [U] (ADULT'S MONEY)

money for spending on your own personal things: I make a little pocket money delivering catalogues. UK informal not enough money: I work really hard at this job, and all I get paid is pocket money.
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