Pin-money meaning

Money for incidental expenses.
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An allowance of money given to a wife for small personal expenses.
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Any small sum of money, as for incidental expenses.
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(now historical) An allowance of money given by a man to his wife or to other dependents for their personal, discretionary use. [from 16th c.]
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(idiomatic, dated) A relatively small sum of cash kept in one's personal possession, for routine expenses or incidental purchases; an amount of money which is not particularly significant. [from 18th c.]
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Alternative form of pin money.
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