Definition of petty cash in English:

petty cash


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

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