Green’s Dictionary of Slang

acker n.1

also akker
[Arab. akka, one piastre; imported by returning British soldiers post-WWI]

(orig. milit.) money, whether change or notes; often found in pl.; thus ackerage, the bill.

[Aus]Kia Ora Coo-ee 15 Aug. 2/2: I’m goin’ ter [...] see wevver ’vese ’ere old Crusyder coves useter be planted wiv their p’y in their tin pockits. A bloke u’d be real stiff if he didn’t get a few akkers aht of it!
[UK]D. Davin For the Rest of Our Lives 30: I’ve been piling up ackers in my paybook. [Ibid.] 43: ‘Better take my share of the ackerage’ [...] Frank gave him a note.
[UK]J. Curtis Look Long Upon a Monkey 51: As soon as I’ve drawn my ackers, why don’t we all meet in the bar?
[SA]J. Yates-Benyon Weak and the Wicked 119: I unstowed me akkers in a hash-house to buy a floozy a plate o’ scoff.
[Aus](con. WWII) E. Lambert Long White Night 80: I gave him fifteen ackers.
[UK]A. Burgess Enderby Outside in Complete Enderby (2002) 341: All right [...] you win. Take your ackers.
[Aus](con. 1941) R. Beilby Gunner 297: One hundred ackers. Come on, shake the moths outa ya purse.
[UK](con. 1930s) Barltrop & Wolveridge Muvver Tongue 33: ‘Ackers’ for money came from the middle east.
[UK](con. WW2) T. Jones Heart of Oak [ebook] Still I hear again matelots in Opportune talking of sane things, like [...] the last job they had where everyone nicked the akkers out of the till when the guv’nor wasn’t watching.
[UK]N. ‘Razor’ Smith Raiders 285: The gross of guns [...] were soon being sold at £500 a pop to anyone who [...] had the relevant ackers.