Posted by Bruce Kahl on November 06, 2002
In Reply to: Re: Money posted by James Briggs on November 06, 2002
: : Why in Pound sterling is £500 sometimes called a monkey?
: My Dictionary of Slang says "c19. origin unknown". Pity.
: It also says that the term applies to dollars. Is this true?
I have never heard it used here in the NE part of the US of A, which by the way, is now being run totally by the extreme right-wing factions of the Republican Party.
The corporations won yesterday and the people lost big time!
Anyway, I have heard of monkey bars, monkey suit, monkey business, grease monkey and monkey on my back but never in reference to money.
Maybe some other part of Deutchland, whoops, sorry, I mean the US of A, has monkey as a reference to money.