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coinage

noun coin·age \ˈki-nij\

: the act of creating a new word or phrase that other people begin to use

: a word that someone has created

: money in the form of coins

Full Definition of COINAGE

1
:  the act or process of coining
2
a :  coins
b :  something (as a word) made up or invented

Examples of COINAGE

  1. The word blog is a recent coinage.
  2. Coinage was scarce in the colonies.
  3. an expert in Chinese coinage

First Known Use of COINAGE

14th century
COINAGE Defined for Kids

coinage

noun coin·age \ˈki-nij\

Definition of COINAGE for Kids

1
:  the act or process of making coins
2
:  money in the form of coins
3
:  a word or phrase that has recently been invented

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