From Middle French caisse (“money box”), from Old Occitan caissa, from Old Italian cassa, from Latin capsa (“box, case”), from capiō (“I take, I seize, I receive”), from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (“to grasp”).
- Money in the form of notes/bills and coins, as opposed to cheques/checks or electronic transactions.
- After you bounced those checks last time, they want to be paid in cash.
- 1810 July 13, William Cobbett, “To the Reader”, in Cobbett’s Weekly Political Register, volume XVIII, number 1, London: Printed by T[homas] C[urson] Hansard, Peterborough Court, Fleet Street; and sold by Richard Bagshaw, Brydges Street, Covent-Garden, and John Budd, Pall-Mall, published 14 July 1810, OCLC 1013264609, columns 13–14:
- When a man bargains for the price of maintaining such or such principles, or of endeavouring to make out such or such a case, without believing in the soundness of the principles or the truth of the case; such a man, whether he touch the cash (or paper-money) before or after the performance of his work, and whether he work with his tongue or his pen, may, I think be fairly charged with seeking after "base lucre;" […]
- (informal) Money.
- (Canada) Cash register.
- (archaic) A place where money is kept, or where it is deposited and paid out; a money box.
- (transitive) To exchange (a check/cheque) for money in the form of notes/bills.
- (poker slang) To obtain a payout from a tournament.
cash (plural cash)
- Any of several low-denomination coins of India or China, especially the Chinese copper coin.
cash n (plural cãshuri)
cash m, f (uncountable)
- (of money) In coins and bills/notes.
- Heb je cash geld? — Do you have cash?