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quarter American English

Meaning: a U.S. or Canadian 25-cent coin

For example:

  • Have you got a quarter? I need to make a phone call.

  • If I give you a dollar, can you give me four quarters?

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

Quick Quiz:

If someone in the U.S.A. asks you for a quarter, they want
  1. a quarter pint of beer
  2. a slice a pizza
  3. a twenty-five cent coin

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