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    Small amount of money students spend at school.

    What is the term referring to small amount of money parents giving their children to spend at school to buy breakfast, please?


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    Re: Small amount of money students spend at school.

    Hello, Odessa.

    I think this is the word you are looking for: http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionar...nary/allowance

    Or 'pocket money', probably.

    I hope my response will be of some help to you.

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    Re: Small amount of money students spend at school.

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    What is the term referring to small amount of money parents giving their children to spend at school to buy breakfast, please?

    In AmE we would normally call that an "allowance".

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    Re: Small amount of money students spend at school.

    In BrE, 'pocket money' or an 'allowance' is usually a fixed sum of money parents give their children weekly or monthly.

    If parents give their children a sum of money for a specific purpose, it is usually 'dinner money' for the midday meal commonly known as 'school dinner'. Now that some primary schools are serving breakfast, I guess (sorry, I don't know) that money for this is called 'breakfast money'.

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    Re: Small amount of money students spend at school.

    I'm in the same position as 5jj here - I would have to guess that it might be called breakfast money. When I was at school, schools did not serve breakfast. They served lunch/dinner (the name of the meal at around noon depending on which part of the country you were in) and at break time there was a small kiosk selling crisps, chocolate etc.

    The money you had for the noon meal was "lunch money" or "dinner money" and money you were given for a snack at break time was "tuck money". This was because the little kiosk in almost all schools was known as the "tuck shop".

    In my case, I only took tuck money because my parents always paid for a whole term of my school dinners in advance so I didn't take dinner money in.
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