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Cockney Money Slang

There is scads of Cockney slang for money. Much of it derives from the designs on the notes - five pounds, ten pounds, twenty pounds.

The first things you gotta learn are that five pounds is a fiver, and ten pounds is a tenner. Then you gotta know the key money values: £20 is a Score, £25 is a Pony, £100 is a Ton, £500 is a Monkey, and £1000 is a Grand.

Here's our list of terms from the dictionary that are money-related. If you've got any more, sling 'em over!

1 pound
Can you lend us a Lost and Found mate?

1 pound
Lend us a Nicker mate

1 pound (nicker)
Go down the pound shop - everything's only a Nicker

You don't get much change from a Cock and Hen for a pint of Pig's Ear in this Battle Cruiser

10 pounds (tenner)

10 pounds (tenner)
You got that Bill and Benner you owe me?

10 pounds (tenner)

1000 pounds (Grand)

15 pounds
Lend us a Commodore mate.

20 pounds
Come on love, it's only a Score!

20 pounds (score)
'it cost me a bobby moore'

20 pounds (Score)

25 pounds

25 pounds (Pony)

5 pounds

5 pounds (fiver)

Lend me a Cow's Calf for my bus fare.

500 pounds
Could you lend me a Monkey?


I'll get the Ant n Dec in the post tonight mate


Goin' down the J Arfer to sausage a bushel (Going down the bank to cash a cheque)

I'm on the old Adrian Mole.

Lost me job, now I'm back on the Rock'n'Roll.

Nice little Bunsen Burner

How much money did we make last month Del? Loads o' Bunse Rodders, loads o' Bunse!

Can you lend us an Ayrton Senna mate? I've run out of Bees and Honey


Pound (currency)

Let's put in our money in the Adam Faith, there's some right dodgy chancers in this hotel.

'Ere mate I'm skint, lend us an Able

Lend us a John Dillon


Lend me an Uncle Ben will you?

Ten pounds
Lend us a Pavarotti

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