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The Not-So-Simple History Of Why We Call Dollars 'Bucks'

Moolah. Benjamins. Stacks. Big ones. Cheddar. We have a lot of slang terms for money in the U.S. While the meaning behind some of these terms may seem obvious, it’s less intuitive for others. “Bucks,” which has become synonymous with “dollars” in modern vernacular, is one example of the latter.  So why do we call dollars “bucks”? 

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