Definition of petty cash in US English:

petty cash


  • An accessible store of money kept by an organization for expenditure on small items.

    • ‘There is also a reminder that cash must not be kept on the company premises with the exception of petty cash.’
    • ‘You stole the £1 coins we had set aside for our petty cash.’
    • ‘A separate investigation is ongoing into the disappearance of petty cash from the Council's Planning Office.’
    • ‘Any amounts below $100 can be claimed through petty cash using an expense claim form.’
    • ‘Police in Trowbridge are warning retailers to stop leaving petty cash in their stores overnight after burglars broke into a town centre hairdressers.’
    coins, loose change, small change, cash, coinage, coin, coin of the realm, hard cash, silver, copper, coppers, gold
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petty cash

/ˌpedē ˈkaSH//ˌpɛdi ˈkæʃ/