cash, as distinguished from a check or money order.
- Cash mob
noun a group of people coordinated to meet and spend money at a local, independent business at a particular time
- Cash on the barrelhead
Immediate payment, as in They won’t extend credit; it’s cash on the barrelhead or no sale. The lexicographer Charles Earle Funk surmised that this term originated in the days when upended barrels served as both seats and tables in bars, and customers were required to pay for their drinks immediately, literally putting their money on […]
Also, cashout. a direct cash payment or a cash profit or remainder: The store owner lived on a cash-out of fifty dollars a day. a payment of winnings or a cashing in of chips, as in a casino. cash-in.
automated-teller machine. noun a cash dispenser