(1). Funds placed in relatively safe, income-oriented investments, intended to convince a conservative-minded client to invest other money in much more risky (read: expensive) investment than they otherwise would.
(1). Loose money usually kept in the desk drawer of the head of human resources that is used for miscellaneous office expenses or to buy groceries for your siblings in the off chance the babysitter dies.
(2). Cash money.
“We have to economize Sue Ellen! There’s nothing left in petty cash, I’ve taken it all!”