start, noun

Origin:
EnglishShow more Etymology unknown; perhaps originally a transferred use of the general English phrase a start help given towards entering on a course of action.
slang
Money.
1970 M. Bennett Informant, KrugersdorpStart. Money.
1970 K.M. Brand Informant, East LondonI’ll ask my old lady for some start to buy a new tyre.
1975 C. Hope in Bolt No.12, 5How’s it ou china, ou bebops, ou maat — Ek se, major, can you battle us some start?
1991 A. Kuttner Informant, JohannesburgStart means money. Origin unknown. ‘Can you believe it, I came all the way to buy some pots and I didn’t bring any start.’
1992 M.D. Prentice Informant, DurbanStart. Money.
Money.
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