- a) A sum of money, often relatively small in amount, kept in reserve to use for impulsive, frivolous purposes.
Ultrasuede minibags "are just the solution for waste." And for crime. Most minis hardly hold more than mad money and a comb.b) A sum of money kept in reserve or to insulate oneself financially in the event of the sudden breakdown of a relationship in which one is economically dependent.
Such an expression is mad money, noted as early as 1922 by Howard J. Savage (Dialect Notes 5:148) at the end of an article on Bryn Mawr slang. Savages definition is money a girl carries in case she has a row with her escort and wishes to go home alone.
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