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9 slang terms people use to describe money across the world
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Though cash isn't as popular as it once was, people still have different names for it. Click through this slideshow to see what those names are. - photo by Herb Scribner
Dont expect to see a lot of Americans whip out green dollar bills this holiday shopping season, which is slowly yet steadily approaching.

According to MarketWatch, most Americans only use cash for small purchases. In fact, two-thirds of Americans who own a credit card will use cash only for purchases under $5, Marketwatch reported.

This varies by age, of course. Those aged 18 to 29 are least likely to use cash for a purchase under $5, with 30- to 49-year-old Americans similarly mostly opting for plastic over cash, according to MarketWatch.

But when Americans do use cash, what do they call it? Cash? Bucks? Dollar bills? Cheddar?

There are numerous slang terms for monetary bills in the United States and across the world. To help you improve your monetary vocabulary before Black Friday, GoCompare.com, a financial advice website, put together a list of the various slang terms used for money around the world.

Click through the slideshow below to see the nine money slang terms:

Boodle US/United Kingdom

The term originates from the Dutch bodel, which means personal items, according to GoCompare.

Brass United Kingdom

This term comes from the British phrase Where theres muck, theres brass, which was commonly used in working class English towns, according to GoCompare.

Buck United States

This common American slang term originated in the pioneer days, when deer and buck skin was used as currency, according to GoCompare.

Cheese United States

Like buck, this term also dates back to earlier American history, specifically after World War II when Americans on welfare received cheese for compensation instead of money, according to GoWelfare.

Monkey UK/India

This is a slang term for 500 in London. According to GoCompare, it comes from Indias 500 Rupee currency note, which once had a monkey on it.

Quid United Kingdom

This refers to one British pound, a form of currency overseas. The term originates from the Latin phrase Quid Pro Quo, which means one thing in exchange for another, according to GoCompare.

Spondoolicks US/Ancient Greece

This rarely used word dates back to the ancient Greek word spondulys, meaning shell, which was a form of currency back then, according to GoCompare.

Tudse Denmark

This is what the Danish use to refer to a 1,000Kr note of currency, according to GoCompare. The term means toad in Danish.

Wonga United Kingdom

This term means coal, which was also used to describe money back in the early industrial age, according to GoCompare.
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