It occurred to me that there is an extraordinary array of words for money, in a generic sense. Obviously, there are many words that are used for specific notes or coins, but I came up with the following list of words that are used in an informal or slang way for money in general. Dosh Moola(h) Lucre Spondulicks Ackers Lolly Bunce Wonga Tin Brass Bread Dough There are also terms for certain sums of money: Monkey - £25 Pony - £500 I was amused by whoever came up with the idea of calling the British pound coin a "Maggie". This was a reference to the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The coin was so-called because it had "a thick brass neck and thought it was a sovereign." Sadly, the term never really caught on, but in our house, a pound coin is still a Maggie.