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Money Slang

There is scads of Cockney slang for money. Much of it derives from the designs on the notes - five pounds, ten pounds, twenty pounds.

The first things you gotta learn are that five pounds is a fiver, and ten pounds is a tenner. Then you gotta know the key money values: £20 is a Score, £25 is a Pony, £100 is a Ton, £500 is a Monkey, and £1000 is a Grand.

Here's our list of terms from the dictionary that are money-related. If you've got any more, sling 'em over!


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Bank Iron Tank
Alternatives

Bet Jumbo Jet

Cash Bangers and Mash
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Cash Sausage and Mash
Alternatives

Cheque
"I'll get the Ant n Dec in the post tonight mate"
Ant and Dec

Cheque Kite

Cheque
"Goin' down the J Arfer to sausage a bushel (Going down the bank to cash a cheque)"
Bushel and Peck
Alternatives

Cheque Gregory Peck
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Dole
"I'm on the old Adrian Mole."
Adrian Mole

Dole
"Lost me job, now I'm back on the Rock'n'Roll."
Rock and Roll
In the UK the word "dole" means unemployment benefit (officially Jobseekers Allowance). The US equiv ... read more

Earner
"Nice little Bunsen Burner"
Bunsen Burner

Fifty Nifty
Alternatives

Money
"How much money did we make last month Del? Loads o' Bunse Rodders, loads o' Bunse!"
Bunse

Money Bread and Honey

Money
"Can you lend us an Ayrton Senna mate? I've run out of Bees and Honey"
Bees and Honey

Penny Abergavenny

Pound (currency) Quid
Alternatives

Safe
"Let's put in our money in the Adam Faith, there's some right dodgy chancers in this hotel."
Adam Faith
This slang has not been heard for a while but was popular in the 1960s. But the more popular phrase ... read more

Shilling
"'Ere mate I'm skint, lend us an Able"
Able and Willing

Shilling
"Lend us a John Dillon"
John Dillon
This archaic Cockney slang is probably derived from the famous racehorse of the same name, but could ... read more

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