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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Chink or Jink.
 
Money, so called because it chinks or jingles in the purse. Thus, if a person is asked if he has money, he rattles that which he has in his purse or pocket.   1
       
Tusser.
“Have chinks in thy purse.”
 


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