- nBritishmoney. The word, which has been in armed-forces and working-class use since the 1920s, was revived, in common with synonyms such as pelf, rhino, etc., for jocular use since the 1980s by mid-dle-class speakers. It comes from the Egyptian word akka, denoting a coin worth one piastre.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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