One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Money.‘what you get for your ackers is two CDs’
cash, hard cash, ready moneyView synonyms
- ‘If you've promised to send me money for a t-shirt, please get the ackers to me soon.’
- ‘Come on Walter, now we've had to stump up the ackers, lets get our moneys worth out of Thomas and let him prove he is one of Europes finest.’
1930s (originally used by British troops in Egypt as a name for the piastre): probably an alteration of Arabic fakka ‘small change, coins’.
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