If you’re like me, you find yourself scratching your head whenever you hear a new slang for money. Just the other day, I had to look up a new one that I was completely clueless about.
That’s when I realized that I can’t be the only one who could really use a list of all these money slang. So here it is, your one-stop resource to make you just a little more “hip”.
Slangs for Money
These terms refer to money in general:
- Bacon: Money. Ex. He’s bringing home the bacon.
- Bank: A lot of money. Ex. I’m making bank at this new job.
- Bankroll: A lot of money rolled up.
- Beaucoup bucks: A sang for lots of money. Beaucoup is French for “a lot”/
- Bread: Money. Ex. Making bread.
- Cheddar: Money
- Cheese: Money
- Chump Change: A small amount of money.
- Dead Presidents: A money slang due to the portraits of deceased U.S. Presidents on them.
- Dinero: Spanish word for money, but used as slang in English-speaking countries.
- Dough: Money.
- Funds: Money.
- Green or Greenbacks: A reference to U.S. bills due to their color.
- Guap: Money.
- Large: Refers to large amounts such as $1,000. Ten large is $10,000.
- Lettuce: Money.
- Loot: A large amount of money.
- Moolah: Money.
- Payola: Money received as a bribe.
- Stash: Money or hidden money.
These slang terms for money refer to a specific value:
- Benjamin: Refers to a 100 dollar bill with Benjamin Franklin on it.
- Benji: A nickname for Benjamins and $100.
- Bones: Another name for dollar bills.
- Buck: Slang for 1 dollar.
- C-Note: Refers to the Roman numeral C which means 100.
- Dub: Another word for a $20 bill
- Five-spot: Five dollars.
- Fiver: Refers to a 5 dollar U.S. bill or 5-pound note (UK).
- Franklins: Another reference to the 100 dollar bill with Benjamin Franklin.
- Grand: A grand refers to $1,000.
- Jackson: Refers to a 20 dollar bill with Andrew Jackson on it.
- Hamilton: Refers to a 10 dollar bill with Alexander Hamilton on it.
- Mil: A mil is a slang abbreviation for a million dollars.
- Stack: A stack is $1,000 made up of banded 100 dollar bills.
- Rack: A rack of money is $10,000, or ten stacks.
- Quid: A British money slang for a one pound sterling.
Slang for Getting Money
These are slang phrases that refer to making a lot of money:
- “I am rolling in dough!”
- “Wow, he’s making the big bucks.”
- “I’m making a killing at this new job.”
- “She’s bringing home the bacon now.”
- “I’m making a fortune from the stock market.”
Slang for Saving Money
- Penny pinching: Carefully saving money and spending as little as possible.
- Rainy day funds: Money saved for hard times such as an emergency fund.
- Stacking dollars: Saving up a lot of money.
- Squirrel away money: Saving money for future use similar to squirrels storing food for the winter.
Nicknames for Money Makers
These terms are for those who are good at making money. Some are positive terms while others can be deemed negative.
- Cash cow: Someone that makes a lot of money.
- Deep pockets: A person with deep pockets has a lot of money.
- Fat cat: A wealthy person who typically has a lot of power as well.
- Meal-Ticket: A person that makes a lot of money and is used for it.
- Mogul: A rich and powerful person.
- Money bags: A money bag is usually a drawstring bag used to carry money. A person called a money bag is said to have a lot of money.
- Tycoon: A businessperson (usually entrepreneur) who is wealthy.
A rack is ten thousand dollars.
Benjamin Franklin is the face of the U.S. 100 dollar bill.
Slang terms for a 100 dollar bill include Benjamin, Benji, c-note, Franklin, etc.
Twenty large usually means $20,000.