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[dih-nair-oh; Spanish dee-ne-raw] /dɪˈnɛər oʊ; Spanish diˈnɛ rɔ/
noun, plural dineros
[dih-nair-ohz; Spanish dee-ne-raws] /dɪˈnɛər oʊz; Spanish diˈnɛ rɔs/ (Show IPA)
a former silver coin of Peru, the 10th part of a sol.
any of various billon or copper coins of Spain, issued from the 11th to the 16th centuries.
Slang. money.
Origin of dinero
1825-35; < Spanish: money, treasure, dinero < Latin dēnārius; see denarius, denary Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • When Long Bill comes along to collect his share of the dinero he'll foller Tex.

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx
  • Besides, I bought it from Juan afterwards, when they was hard up for dinero.

    The Long Dim Trail Forrestine C. Hooker
  • "I have her—and the dinero—and a constabulary inspector," he answered evasively.

    Caybigan James Hopper
  • Di dinero a Librada, segn sta dice, para tenerla por mensajera de recados y amorosas esquelas.

    Doa Perfecta Benito Prez Galds
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Money: That's gonna set you back mucho dinero

[1856+; fr Spanish]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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