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ends American English

Meaning: money

For example:

  • I'd love to get one of those new phones but they're really expensive. I just don't have the ends at the moment.

  • We're not gettin' the ends we need to pay the bills so I'll have to get another job.

Origin: from the phrase "to make ends meet"

Variety: This slang is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

If someone says, "Yo man, let me hold some ends. I'll hit you back on Friday," they want to
  1. borrow some money
  2. play cards
  3. go out for dinner on Friday

Discuss: ends

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