mad money

mad money
: carfare carried by a girl on a date to provide a means of escaping her escort in the event of unwanted familiarities; broadly : a small sum carried by a woman for emergency use

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1. a small sum of money carried or kept in reserve for minor expenses, emergencies, or impulse purchases.
2. a small sum of money carried by a woman on a date to enable her to reach home alone in case she and her escort quarrel and separate.

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mad money,
U.S. Slang.
1. money carried by a girl or woman to use for small expenses.
2. money carried by a girl or woman so that she is not dependent on an escort for transportation home, in the event of a quarrel or other cause for leaving him.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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