Nicker is Cockney slang for 1 pound.
The correct spelling is definitely “nicker” not “knicker”.
What is a nicker in money?
nicker – a pound (£1). Possibly connected to the use of nickel in the minting of coins, and to the American slang use of nickel to mean a $5 dollar note, which at the late 1800s was valued not far from a pound.
How much money is a pony?
Denominations of Money:
|tanner||sixpence. Nick Arrow offers the following: from India – a rupee was about equal to a shilling, and was divided into sixteen annas. so half a rupee was “eight anna” – say it fast. or in Hindi, it’s “aat anna”. makes you jump when you hear it in India!|
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What is 50 pound in slang?
(Picture: Getty) The most widely recognised Cockney rhyming slang terms for money include ‘pony’ which is £25, a ‘ton’ is £100 and a ‘monkey’, which equals £500. Also used regularly is a ‘score’ which is £20, a ‘bullseye’ is £50, a ‘grand’ is £1,000 and a ‘deep sea diver’ which is £5 (a fiver).
What is a drink in money terms?
A money word which will be familiar to anyone who has watched shows on television featuring criminals and the British police is drink, as in “That’ll cost you a drink”, an obvious elliptical abbreviation of “That’ll cost you the price of a drink”.
Why is 1000 called a grand?
The term “grand” is American slang from the early 1900s, presumably from the expression “a grand sum of money” to mean $1,000. As with most questions of etymology, we don’t know who first used the phrase. By the late 1940s, a grand meant a thousand of almost anything, not just money.
Why is 500 called a monkey?
Derived from the 500 rupee banknote, which featured a monkey. Explanation: While this London-centric slang is entirely British, it actually stems from 19th century India. Referring to £500, this term is derived from the Indian 500 rupee note of that era, which featured a monkey on one side.
Why is a pound called a quid?
Its origin is uncertain, but it is believed that this term dates as far back as the Roman occupation of Britain (in the 1st to 5th century AD) and it may be derived from the Latin expression “quid pro quo,” which means “one thing in return for another.”
Why is 20 Pound called a score?
The connecting notion probably is counting large numbers (of sheep, etc.) with a notch in a stick for each 20. That way of counting, called vigesimalism, also exists in French: In Old French, “twenty” (vint) or a multiple of it could be used as a base, as in vint et doze(“32”), dous vinz et diz (“50”).
What is a Bob in money terms?
“Bob” is slang for shilling (which is 5p in todays money) 1 shilling equalled twelve pence (12d). £1 (one pound) equalled 20 shillings (20s or 20/-)