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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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Ten Dirty Den
Alternatives

Ten Big Ben

Ten
"Lend me an Uncle Ben will you?"
Uncle Ben

Ten pounds
"Lend us a Pavarotti"
Pavarotti
Derived from tenner meaning a ten pound note. Pavarotti was a world famous tenor.

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