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sawbuck

Post by Archived Topic » Wed Jan 21, 2004 10:37 pm

The phrase "SAWBUCK" refers to a ten dollar bill.
My question is, where did this term originate from.
I would really like to hear from anyone who can give me the answer to this question.
THANKS finesteve@aol.com
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saw buck

Post by Archived Reply » Wed Jan 21, 2004 10:51 pm

Sawbuck and sawhorse are the same thing, a rack or
frame designed to support wood for cutting. The X-shaped
supports used for most sawhorses, resembeling the Roman
numeral TEN is likely how the slang expression sawbuck
came to mean a $10 bill.
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