CASH: The sign for "cash" is going to depend on what you mean. If you mean
"paper money" (not electronic) then fingerspell C-A-S-H. If you "specifically"
need a "dollar bill" (piece of paper) (and don't want 4 quarters) for a machine
you could sign "ONE-DOLLAR RECTANGLE" and then sign "FOR" and then mime feeding
the dollar into the machine.
If you mean "cash a check" (or "cheque" the British spelling of check) the right
way to sign it is going to depend on if you want money back or not. If you
are just going to deposit the check then sign "DEPOSIT"
if you are going to get money back then sign a combination of: "DEPOSIT
WITHDRAW MONEY." You can also sign "EXCHANGE"
as in, "I GO BANK EXCHANGE CHECK" -- with the assumption that your conversation
partner will understand that you are exchanging it for "cash."
The common "gesture" of
rubbing the fingers together as if "feeling money" is
substitute for the sign "MONEY." You may see this "gesture" from time to
time in the Deaf Community, but it is slang. It is very informal and usually
used in a light-hearted manner. If you are an interpreter -- keep it
"MONEY" (slang) (gesture) (not recommended for common use in
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