Synonyms of money in English:


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1‘I haven't got enough money to buy it’


cash, hard cash, ready money

the means, the wherewithal, funds, capital, finances

banknotes, notes, paper money, coins, change, coin, coinage, silver, copper, currency, legal tender

British sterling

North American bills

Australian North American roll

informal dough, bread, loot, the ready, readies, shekels, moolah, the necessary, wad, boodle, dibs, gelt, ducats, rhino, gravy, scratch, stuff, oof, folding money

British informal dosh, brass, lolly, spondulicks, wonga, ackers

North American informal dinero, greenbacks, simoleons, bucks, jack, mazuma

Australian NZ informal Oscar

informal, dated splosh, green, tin

British dated l.s.d.

North American informal, dated kale, rocks, shinplasters

formal specie

archaic pelf

2‘she married him for his money’


wealth, riches, fortune, affluence, assets, liquid assets, resources, substance, means, deep pockets, prosperity

3‘I took the job here because the money was better’


pay, salary, wages, remuneration, fee, stipend

rare emolument


    for my money

      ‘for my money, they are the better team’


      in my opinion, to my mind, in my view, as I see it, from my standpoint, personally, in my estimation, in my judgement, in my book, if you ask me

    in the money


      rich, wealthy, affluent, well-to-do, well off, prosperous, moneyed, in clover, opulent


      rolling in it, rolling in money, loaded, stinking rich, well heeled, flush, made of money, in easy street, on easy street

      informal, dated


      British informal

      quids in

    money for old rope

      ‘I could be one of those TV pundits—money for old rope, if you ask me’


      a cinch, child's play, a gift, a walkover


      a doddle, a walk in the park, a piece of cake, a picnic, money for jam, a breeze, kids' stuff, a cushy job, a cushy number, a doss, a cakewalk, a pushover

      North American informal

      duck soup

      Australian NZ informal

      a bludge

      South African informal

      a piece of old tackie

      informal, dated

      a snip

      British informal, vulgar slang

      a piece of piss

      See also easy