coinage

noun coin·age \ ˈkȯi-nij \

Definition of coinage

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

Examples of coinage in a Sentence

  1. The word “blog” is a recent coinage.

  2. Coinage was scarce in the colonies.

  3. an expert in Chinese coinage

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First Known Use of coinage

14th century


COINAGE Defined for English Language Learners

coinage

noun

Definition of coinage for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

coinage

noun coin·age \ ˈkȯi-nij \

Definition of coinage for Students

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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