fiver

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fiver a United States bill worth 5 dollars
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fiver A five-pound or five-dollar note.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Fiver (coll.) a five-pound note
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Quotations

  • Richard Branson
    Richard Branson
    “What's the quickest way to become a millionaire? Borrow fivers off everyone you meet.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fíf; Ger. fünf; Goth. fimf; W. pump; L. quinque; Gr. pente, pempe; Sans. pancha.

Usage

In literature:

I'll go a fiver that it has something to do with that Heathcote matter.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
Lay you a fiver to a shilling old Seagrave won't go on any farther.
"In the Mayor's Parlour" by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
I'll bet a fiver you're not.
"Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: The Moth and the Flame" by Clyde Fitch
He begins with a note for fifty and goes on with fifty in fivers.
"Punch or the London Charivari, September 9, 1914" by Various
To be worthy of my title, I would beg you to send me, say, a fiver, or even a sov, or (if that is too much) a dollar.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 27, 1893" by Various
And now you refuse to give me even a fiver!
"The Golden Face" by William Le Queux
The odd 'fiver' will pay all the expenses, and if the Q.P.
"Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches" by David Drummond Bone
And a fiver, five hundred?...
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
The Kid's worth a fiver.
"The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys" by Richard Harding Davis
I suppose I spent the chynge of a fiver on that girl.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It'll be a fiver for you.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
It might even be a fiver.
"Blind Policy" by George Manville Fenn
You're going to give me a fiver.
"Sir Hilton's Sin" by George Manville Fenn
Give me a fiver to lose to him, and I'll warrant he won't leave the billiard-room till he has got every shilling.
"Thereby Hangs a Tale" by George Manville Fenn
No, thank you; I won't take the fiver.
"Harper's Round Table, September 3, 1895" by Various
Lay you a fiver it makes you sit up when I spring it on you.
"The Riddle of the Night" by Thomas W. Hanshew
He doesn't deserve any consideration from me, but it will be worth a fiver later.
"Hard Pressed" by Fred M. White
A fiver, tell him, if he gets a move on.
"The Haunted Pajamas" by Francis Perry Elliott
I dare say old Wilters would lend me a fiver, if I asked him.
"Lady Maude's Mania" by George Manville Fenn
After a bit 'e comes back and tips me a fiver.
"A Mysterious Disappearance" by Gordon Holmes
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In poetry:

And I'm one for doing my duty
Whoever the woman may be
And there's no bribing me with a 'Fiver'
Nothing les than a shilling for me.
"The Sergeant's Overcoat (Or The Policeman That Nearly Got Caught)" by Billy Bennett
" Give him a chance! " the old man pleads,
Tho' the case looks ever so black —
" Lend him a "Fiver", and give him a chance
To get his bad character back!"
"The Prodigal Son (or The Morning After!)" by T W Connor
Who’d like to ask the next question?
Now what is it you’d like to learn?
Would I pay back the fiver I borrowed?
Pardon me, Sir. You’re out of your turn.
"The Memory Man" by Billy Bennett
That’s the second time you’ve asked that question;
I heard you the first time—don’t shout.
Will I pay back the fiver I borrowed?
Attendant put that fellow out.
"The Memory Man" by Billy Bennett

In news:

They worked us "Woo-Birds" into a frenzy, packing us into theaters, ready to wave our ceremonious fivers in the air – and then they hit us.
Working a nine-to-fiver is mandatory for most people, and unfortunately, a long commute often comes with the territory.
Reasons to Live for Nov 11: Rolling Stones, Crystal Castles and Fiver .
Summer Fun at Camp Fiver Located in southern Madison County, Camp Fiver brings together children from the local area and New York City.
Gulf Stream's 37FRE Yellowstone Fiver .
If you gave some kids from the sleepy Central Valley a few shoegazer CDs, a library of fantasy fiction, and a couple of '70s glam rock records and asked them to put it all together, the result might sound something like Fiver .
Dutchmen's Classic Midsize Fiver .
The NuWa HitchHiker II L/S is a compilation of specialized floorplans crafted for smaller and lighter fivers to produce a value-priced trailer that maintains NuWa's quality.
They've even created a few of the tracks themselves, such as four songs from Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog — and that's definitely worth dropping a fiver in the tip jar.
Reasons to Live for Nov 11: Rolling Stones, Crystal Castles and Fiver.
Gulf Stream 's 37FRE Yellowstone Fiver.
The Majority of most Nine to Fiver's lives are spent in an office environment, whether it's a cubicle in a large multinational corporation or a little desk we've set up in a living room in our homes.
When it comes to a quick lunch, options for nine-to-fivers are limited.
Ted 's plan to win the All Priest Stars in Their Eyes look-alike competition (and take a precious fiver off Father Dick.
All are on Fiver.com where anybody can sell a service for $5, many through the Internet.
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