paper money

Definitions of paper money
  1. noun
    currency issued by a government or central bank and consisting of printed paper that can circulate as a substitute for specie
    synonyms: folding money, paper currency
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    fractional currency
    paper currency in denominations less than the basic monetary unit
    fiat money
    money that the government declares to be legal tender although it cannot be converted into standard specie
    Federal Reserve note, bank bill, bank note, banker's bill, banknote, bill, government note, greenback, note
    a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
    silver certificate
    formerly a bank note issued by the United States Treasury and redeemable in silver
    c-note, hundred dollar bill
    a United States bill worth 100 dollars
    fifty, fifty dollar bill
    a United States bill worth 50 dollars
    twenty, twenty dollar bill
    a United States bill worth 20 dollars
    ten dollar bill, tenner
    a United States bill worth 10 dollars
    five dollar bill, five-spot, fiver
    a United States bill worth 5 dollars
    two dollar bill
    a United States bill worth 2 dollars
    buck, clam, dollar, dollar bill, one dollar bill
    a piece of paper money worth one dollar
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    currency
    the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
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