Greenbacks, moola, clams and even loot—we have all heard some of the nicknames for paper money. What are some that may not be as well known?
We all know that the $1 bill is sometimes called a “single,” a “buck,” a “greenback” but did you know that it’s even called an “ace”?
The $2 bill is sometimes referred to as a “deuce” and it is even called a “Tom”.
The $5 bill has been referred to as a “fin”, “fiver” or even a “five-spot”, but did you know that the $10 bill is called a “sawbuck“? And since we are talking about sawbucks, the $20 bill is also called a “double sawbuck”.
Horse racing gamblers are known to call the $50 bill a “frog” and it is considered unlucky.
The $50 bill is a “half a yard” while the $100 bill is called a “yard”, so $300 is “3 yards”.
“A rack” is $10,000 in the form of one hundred $100 bills that was banded by a bank. The nickname “Blue cheese” is the new U.S. 100-dollar bill that was introduced in 2009 (this deals with the color of the bill).
The United States Mint has also printed $1000 notes occasionally, and they are referred to as “large” (“twenty large” being $20,000, etc.).
In slang, a thousand dollars may also be referred to as a “stack” and is also known as a “band”.
$100,000 US dollars is called a “brick”. This is only a small portion of the nicknames for the United States money that you will run across. What have you heard?