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Noun: coin  koyn
  1. A flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
     
  2. [US, informal] The most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
    - money, boodle [informal], bread [informal], cabbage [US, informal], clams [US, informal], dinero [N. Amer, informal], dough [informal], gelt [informal], kale [US, informal], lettuce [US, informal], lolly [Brit, informal], lucre [informal], loot [informal], moolah [N. Amer, informal], pelf [archaic, informal], scratch [informal], shekels [informal], simoleons [US, informal], sugar [informal], wampum [N. Amer, informal], dibs [archaic, informal], wonga [Brit, informal], brass [Brit, informal], moola [N. Amer, informal], dosh [Brit, informal], mazuma [US, informal]
Verb: coin  koyn
  1. Make up
    "coin phrases or words"
     
  2. Form by stamping, punching, or printing
    "strike coins";
    - mint, strike
     
  3. [Brit, informal] Make a lot of money, esp. with little effort

Sounds like: quoin, coign, coigne

Derived forms: coined, coining, coins

Type of: coinage, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, create verbally, medium of exchange, metal money, mintage, monetary system, specie

Part of: money supply

Encyclopedia: Coin, Minnesota