Cash, chedda, CREAM, clams, guap, dough, dinero, stacks, the root of all evil, and the invisible things between my fingers in the Money Sign. Quickly rubbing these fingers together shows that you’re talking money. The gesture represents rubbing together coins or dollar bills. This gesture is still used today, but it doesn’t quite hold the same relevance if you’re paying with a card or making a digital transaction.
It also holds a somewhat sinister connotation. Wouldn’t it be weird to see the officials of a local church make this gesture when they collect donations? It’s usually associated with greedy businessmen, unsavory gangsters, scary loan sharks, and your other run-of-the-mill bad guys.