American country and western singer and songwriter best known for his songs about poverty and the downtrodden, including Folsom Prison Blues (1969).
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.
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.
To dispose of a long-held asset for profit: Hard-pressed farmers are tempted to cash out by selling their valuable land.
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).]
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.cashes1 [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.3to cash in ones chips: to stop investing or gambling: She bought stocks for 10 years, then cashed in her chips.