Cockney Rhyming Slang for Money

There’s 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 have to known are that five pounds is a fiver, and ten pounds is a tenner.

Then you must learn the main money values: £20 is a score, £25 is a pony, £100 is a ton, £500 is a monkey, and £1000 is a grand.

Here is the complete list of cockney money slang.

Nicker1 pound
Lost and Found1 pound
Cock and Hen10
Pavarotti10 pounds
Big Ben10 pounds
Dirty Den10 pounds
Ayrton Senna10 pounds (tenner)
Bill and Benner10 pounds (tenner)
Cockle10 pounds (tenner)
Ton100
Long Un100
Oner100
Century100
Bag of Sand1000 pounds (grand)
Score20 pounds
Apple Core20 pounds (score)
Pony25 pounds
Macaroni25 pounds (pony)
Lady Godiva5 pounds (fiver)
Deep Sea Diver5 pounds (fiver)
Cow’s Calf50 pence
Bullseye50 pounds
Monkey500 pounds
Iron TankBank
Fish TankBank
Jumbo JetBet
Rubber GregoryBounced cheque
Sausage and MashCash
Bangers and MashCash
Gregory PeckCheque
Ant and DecCheque
Sausage RollDole
Adrian MoleDole
Rock and RollDole
Jam RollDole
Old King ColeDole
Nat King ColeDole (welfare)
Bunsen BurnerEarner
BunseMoney
Bees and HoneyMoney
Bread and HoneyMoney
Alan WhickerNicker
AbergavennyPenny
Adam FaithSafe
Knock at the DoorScore
Jude LawScore
Bobby MooreScore
John DillonShilling
Able and WillingShilling

If you’ve got any more, sling ’em over!

Gorilla Cockney Rhyming Slang


Gorilla is cockney rhyming slang for 750

💬 “Won a gorilla at the bookies the other day


A gorilla is £750 because it is a monkey and a half.


Submitted by two excellent peeps: Andy and andy s.

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