cash


cash
cash1
cashable, adj.cashability, n.cashableness, n.
/kash/, n.
1. money in the form of coins or banknotes, esp. that issued by a government.
2. money or an equivalent, as a check, paid at the time of making a purchase.
v.t.
3. to give or obtain cash for (a check, money order, etc.).
4. Cards.
a. to win (a trick) by leading an assured winner.
b. to lead (an assured winner) in order to win a trick: He cashed his ace and led the queen.
5. cash in,
a. to turn in and get cash for (one's chips), as in a gambling casino.
b. to end or withdraw from a business agreement; convert one's assets into cash.
c. Slang. to die: After her parents cashed in, she lived with her grandmother.
6. cash in on, to profit from; use to one's advantage: swindlers who cash in on the credulity of the public.
7. cash in one's chips, Slang. to die.
[1590-1600; appar. back formation from CASHIER1]
cash2
/kash/, n., pl. cash.
any of several low-denomination coins of China, India, and the East Indies, esp. a Chinese copper coin.
[1590-1600; < Pg caixa < Tamil kacu copper coin < Skt karsa a weight (of precious metal)]

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(as used in expressions)
Cash Johnny
Penney James Cash

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