coinage

noun
coin·​age | \ ˈkȯi-nij How to pronounce coinage (audio) \

Definition of coinage

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

Examples of coinage in a Sentence

The word “blog” is a recent coinage. Coinage was scarce in the colonies. an expert in Chinese coinage
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Recent Examples on the Web To put that figure in perspective, only select COVID-era releases have managed to generate that kind of coinage in their entire theatrical runs, much less in their second weekend of release. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 26 Dec. 2021 The Massachusetts General Court in 1652 appointed Hull and his assistant, Robert Sanderson, as Boston mintmaster, responsible for producing North America’s first silver coinage. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Oct. 2021 The Massachusetts General Court in 1652 appointed Hull and his assistant, Robert Sanderson, as Boston mintmaster, responsible for producing North America’s first silver coinage. Mark Pratt, ajc, 21 Oct. 2021 As Dergarabedian points out, dramas, musicals and comedies are failing to drum up significant coinage, a state of affairs that was evident even before the onset of COVID-19. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 1 Nov. 2021 In his 1974 book Executive Privilege: A Constitutional Myth, Harvard law professor Raoul Berger attributed the coinage to George Cochran Doub, Eisenhower’s assistant attorney general for the civil division. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 18 Oct. 2021 Magarian thinks the term is still useful, but at the time of its coinage, most of the new players were Americans. Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2021 From ancient coinage to the bedrock of the global financial system, gold has roots in the monetary system, however, in recent decades, gold has fallen foul of the new world monetary order. Luke Chittock, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 Jerome Powell is a great messager (there’s an obvious new coinage). George Calhoun, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of coinage

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of coinage was in the 14th century

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5 Jan 2022

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“Coinage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coinage. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for coinage

coinage

noun

English Language Learners 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

coinage

noun
coin·​age | \ ˈkȯi-nij How to pronounce coinage (audio) \

Kids Definition of coinage

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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