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shilling

noun shil·ling \ˈshi-liŋ\

: a British coin used before 1971 that was equal to 1/20 of a British pound

: the basic unit of money in Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda

Full Definition of SHILLING

1
a :  a former monetary unit of the United Kingdom equal to 12 pence or 120 pound
b :  a former monetary unit equal to 120 pound of any of various countries in or formerly in the Commonwealth of Nations
2
:  a coin representing one shilling
3
:  any of several early American coins
4
— see money table
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Origin of SHILLING

Middle English, from Old English scilling; akin to Old High German skilling, a gold coin
First Known Use: before 12th century
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shilling

noun shil·ling \ˈshi-liŋ\

Definition of SHILLING for Kids

:  an old British coin equal to 120 pound

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