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Cash  (ksh), John Known as Johnny. 1932-2003.
American country and western singer and songwriter best known for his songs about poverty and the downtrodden, including Folsom Prison Blues (1969).

cash 1  (ksh)
n.
1. Money in the form of bills or coins; currency.
2. Payment for goods or services in currency or by check.
tr.v. cashed, cash·ing, cash·es
To exchange for or convert into ready money: cash a check; cash in ones gambling chips.
Phrasal Verbs:
cash in
1. To withdraw from a venture by or as if by settling ones account.
2. Informal To obtain a profit or other advantage by timely exploitation: Profiteers cashed in during the gasoline shortage.
3. Slang To die.
cash out
To dispose of a long-held asset for profit: Hard-pressed farmers are tempted to cash out by selling their valuable land.
Idiom:
cash on the barrelhead
Immediate payment: You must pay cash on the barrelhead; we dont offer credit.

[Obsolete French casse, money box (from Norman French; see case2) or from Italian cassa (from Latin capsa, case).]

cashless adj.

cash 2  (ksh)
n. pl. cash
Any of various Asian coins of small denomination, especially a copper and lead coin with a square hole in its center.

[Portuguese caixa, from Tamil kcu, a small coin.]


cash  /k/  n. [U] 1 paper currency, such as dollar bills, and metal coins used in making daily purchases: I am going to the bank to get some cash.||Will you pay in cash or by credit card? ||I will pay cash. 2 (in business) money in a companys bank account(s) that can be used to pay bills
v. cashes 1 [T] to exchange a check for currency: I cashed a $100 check at the bank. 2 phrasal v. insep. [I] to cash in (on s.t.): to make a lot of money: He bought some houses at low prices and waited for their value to go up; then he cashed in. 3 to cash in ones chips: to stop investing or gambling: She bought stocks for 10 years, then cashed in her chips. cash

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