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coinage

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noun coin·age \ˈkȯi-nij\

Simple Definition of coinage

  • : 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. 1 :  the act or process of coining

  2. 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



14th Century

First Known Use of coinage

14th century


COINAGE Defined for Kids

coinage

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noun coin·age \ˈkȯi-nij\

Definition of coinage

  1. 1 :  the act or process of making coins

  2. 2 :  money in the form of coins

  3. 3 :  a word or phrase that has recently been invented





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