coign of vantage

noun phrase

coign of van·​tage ˌkȯi-nə-ˈvan-tij How to pronounce coign of vantage (audio)
: an advantageous position

Word History


coign, earlier spelling of coin entry 1 (in sense "corner")

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coign of vantage was in 1605

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“Coign of vantage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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