This page is about the slang term quarter

American English


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?


This 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

a. a quarter pint of beer

b. a slice a pizza

c. a twenty-five cent coin

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Contributor: Matt Errey