Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) and interesting (to us, again) words we encountered in our readings. See this week round-up at BermudaOnion’s blog!
My word for this week comes from the Internet.
One coupon claimed $100 credit at Diamonds International jewelry store. If you’re a skeptic like me, you’ll appreciate the need to adventure in to see what you can buy for a benjamin.
Benjamin: n. (US, slang) A US$100 bill, which bears a portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Often used in the plural form to indicate large sums of money.
*This definition comes from Wiktionary.
I found this on a blog I follow, and while the sense was clear from context, I wondered why a $100 bill would be called benjamin. Now it’s clear!
(All definitions are taken from the Concise Oxford English Dictionary © 2008 via WordReference.com unless otherwise stated.)