15+ Slang Words For 1000 Pounds (And How To Use Them)

1000 pounds! Whether you're referring to the British currency or the Imperial unit of weight, 1000 pounds is a lot! In this article, we list down some of the most common slang words you might use to refer to 1000 pounds the money, as well as 1000 pounds the weight. Enjoy reading!

Slang Words for £1000 (in Alphabetical Order)

2 Monkeys

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A monkey in British financial slang is £500, making 2 monkeys £1000. 
  • Example: Kim’s Christmas tree is worth 2 monkeys. Imagine that. 

1000 Quid

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A quid among the British is another way to say pound. So to say you have 1000 quid is to have £1000. 
  • Example: That 1000 quid was gone as soon as it cleared the bank.

Archer

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A British slang for £2000.
  • Example: Antoinette and Bernadette together earned an archer from waiting tables.

Bag 

Meaning:

  • (Noun) In British money language, a bag is equivalent to £1000. This was said to be because a bag of sand cost £1000 in mid-90s London.
  • Example: A bag is too big of a tip. Are you sure you do not know the diner who left?

Banknote

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A printed paper with monetary value.
  • Example: Contrary to America, banknotes in England refer to actual circulating money and not just money printed with bank value.

Grand

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Similar to its American cousin, a British grand means £1000.
  • Example: The surgical operation for Nate’s sister cost thousands of grands. Nate cannot afford it without taking out a loan.

Gregory Peck

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A British rhyme slang for a cheque. This can come in  £1000.
  • Example: The winner of the quiz bee received 1000 Gregory Peck for having answered all questions correctly.

K

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A shortened term for “kilo” that represents 1000.
  • Example: You'd think it wasn't a lucrative gig, but Jason saved 10K from his modelling jobs in London in only a month.

Oner

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A British slang term for £1000.
  • Example: Give that oner a run for its money by investing it in the stock market.

Saucepan 

Meaning:

  • (Noun) An early British slang for a pound. A thousand of it would mean  £1000.
  • Example: A thousand saucepans had higher value in the early days than they do today.

Sterling

Meaning:

  • (Noun) While pound is the widely accepted term for British currency, Sterling is a reserved term for the same currency within financial markets. 
  • Example: Don’t say sterling to your child, he only knows a pound. No need to confuse him.

Thousand Pound Club 

Meaning:

  • (Noun) An exclusive club among weightlifters who can carry a combined 1000 pounds from 3 events.
  • Example: Jake is training in the gym like crazy just to join the thousand pound club.

Thousand Pound Gorilla in the Room 

Meaning:

  • (Idiom) An issue that is so obvious for everyone involved but is not addressed (similar to ""elephant in the room)
  • Example: Being overly fatigued, skinny, and silent are side effects. The real thousand pound gorilla in the room is depression.

Ton

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A British term of measurement for 1000 pounds.
  • Example: The cargo weighs tons. It should be delivered with a transport vehicle.

Whitenote

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This is paper money used in 16th century England. This is a white paper printed with value and circulated for use in the land.
  • Example: Whitenotes were not used very long because they lacked the security features improved banknote versions have.

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