15+ Slang Words For Money UK (And How To Use Them)

The British have developed a unique parlance for money. Ingenious, rhyming, and creative, these money slangs have been accepted and recognized by Brits anywhere. Sound like a local when you use the following slang words correctly.

Slang Words for UK Money (in Alphabetical Order)

Bangers and Mash

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A British rhyming slang for cash.
  • Example: The cashier only accepts bangers and mash.

Bread & Honey 

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A slang expression for money.
  • Example: The smart wife saved up bread and honey for the rainy days.

Bullseye

Meaning:

  • (Noun) The street slang for 50 pounds.
  • Example: The dress costs a bullseye so Sheena averted her eyes from it.

Cock and Hen 

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A street slang for ten pounds.
  • Example: When Sheena found the exact same dress for a cock and a hen, she immediately bought it. 

Darwin

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Another way of referring to 10 pounds because of Charles Darwin’s face imprinted on the note.
  • Example: Uncle Troy handed out darwins for Christmas.

Deep Sea Fiver

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A street slang for 5 pounds. 
  • Example: Courtney found a great souvenir for only a deep sea fiver.

Lost and Found

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A street slang for 1 pound. 
  • Example: Each child gave a lost and found so that the class can feed a stray animal.

Monkey

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A street slang for 500 pounds.
  • Example: Finn received a monkey as his bonus for waiting tables.

On the Nail

Meaning:

  • (Adverb) To pay immediately.
  • Example: The lender does not release money unless he knows the person can pay on the nail.

Penny Pincher

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A person who does not like spending money.
  • Example: Sid may look like he’s a penny pincher but he’s actually saving up.

Pony 

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A street slang for 25 pounds.
  • Example: Sam is reselling the tickets and adds on a pony as a commission per sale.

Quid

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A street slang for a pound.
  • Example: The amusement park surely knows how to suck out quid from you.

Score

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A street slang for 20 pounds.
  • Example: For a score, you can have a decent meal in the cafeteria.

Tenner

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A ten pound note.
  • Example: Celine tipped the waiter a tenner.

Ton

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A street slang for 100 pounds.
  • Example: Money can’t solve all my problems but I can really use a ton right now.

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