Definition of spending money in US English:

spending money


  • Money available to be spent on pleasures and entertainment.

    • ‘Eve's father gave her mother so much spending money that she didn't know what to do with it because everything they owned was the best.’
    • ‘The draw will be made for the overall prize of a trip for two to Australia plus 2000 spending money.’
    • ‘Selena won herself holiday vouchers and spending money to the value of 650.’
    • ‘Children should bring a packed lunch, no spending money is required.’
    • ‘Budget yourself an affordable amount of spending money per day and stick to it.’
    • ‘These are important to take just in case you run out of spending money, the last thing you want to do is be stuck in an unfamiliar country with no money.’
    • ‘It was a chance of a lifetime for an all expenses trip paid which included spending money.’
    • ‘This is followed by a fun filled shopping weekend in Manhattan with 1,000 spending money.’
    • ‘Rather than taking all your spending money, use a credit card.’
    • ‘Children bring their own lunch and no spending money is required.’
    • ‘The family was also given £1,500 spending money and put up in a hotel the night before it left for France.’
    • ‘Should Theresa be fortunate enough to win out the competition then she is off to Barbados with spending money and the record deal.’
    • ‘The experiment not only furnished us with spending money, it provided a handy dress rehearsal for that weekend's culinary intake.’
    • ‘Sun-cream tends to be expensive, wherever you go, but buy it in advance so it doesn't dip into your spending money whilst on holiday.’
    • ‘Students provide their own spending money and are fully covered by private health, accident and travel insurance.’
    • ‘It was a fun job, good pay, it gave me some spending money, and it was about five blocks from the college campus.’
    • ‘The extra spending money which our own people find in their pockets is being spent abroad.’
    • ‘Tickets are on sale at outlets in the town so be sure to get your ticket and be in with a chance to make some serious spending money this weekend.’
    • ‘What if you knew your husband would not let you work, and not give you any spending money?’
    • ‘The top prize is a holiday for two in Florida plus 500 euros spending money.’


spending money

/spɛndɪŋ ˈməni//spendiNG ˈmənē/