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Ka-ching

220; sound symbolism
Used to express satisfaction at the [monetary] benefit(s) of an action. This word is onomatopoeic as it sounds like a cash register being opened, indicating the financial benefit of an action. The word has now been generalised to indicate any kind of benefit; it's often used after winning a game, an argument or after making a witty comment. Many people I asked agreed that the meaning was now becoming associated with achieving this benefit without having to work for it, or in some extreme cases, benefitting by a backhand or sly means.
 
So I went for the last 5 minutes and got the free dinner and goodie bag out of it! Ka-ching!
Etymology : Sound Symbolism
Source : A friend talking on MSN Messenger
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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