Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a person of Italian birth or descent.
Horse Racing. a person who does miscellaneous work in or around a horse stable.
Other definitions for Guinea (2 of 2)
a coastal region in western Africa, extending from the Gambia River to the Gabon estuary.
an independent republic in western Africa, on the Atlantic coast. About 96,900 sq. mi. (251,000 sq. km). Capital: Conakry.: Formerly French Guinea
- Guin·e·an, adjective, noun
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How to use guinea in a sentence
We are, essentially, an army of guinea pigs millions strong.
guinea, with 25 percent, recorded the lowest adult literacy rate in the world at that time.
In guinea, just 42 percent of the population aged 15-24 can both read and write a “short simple statement” in their everyday life.
Neighboring guinea and Liberia, said WHO, were presenting evidence of a decrease in cases.Jail Threats for Sierra Leone Ebola Victims’ Families | Abby Haglage | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“We know the outbreak is still flaming strongly in western Sierra Leone and some parts of the interior of guinea,” said Nabarro.Jail Threats for Sierra Leone Ebola Victims’ Families | Abby Haglage | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The flute-player informed him that he generally charged two guineas for the first month, and one guinea for the second.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
In the tenth week the bacillus present when in pure culture killed a guinea-pig in thirty-six hours.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
It is the same with the guinea hog, which has greatly multiplied in America, after being brought thither from Africa.
Others thought they existed on the western coasts of Africa, because they have sometimes been transported from Brasil into guinea.
He is there much larger and stronger than in guinea, or in the other western parts of Africa.
British Dictionary definitions for guinea (1 of 2)
a British gold coin taken out of circulation in 1813, worth 21 shillings
the sum of 21 shillings (£1.05), still used in some contexts, as in quoting professional fees
See guinea fowl
US slang, derogatory an Italian or a person of Italian descent
British Dictionary definitions for Guinea (2 of 2)
a republic in West Africa, on the Atlantic: established as the colony of French Guinea in 1890 and became an independent republic in 1958. Official language: French. Religion: Muslim majority and animist. Currency: franc. Capital: Conakry. Pop: 11 176 026 (2013 est). Area: 245 855 sq km (94 925 sq miles)
(formerly) the coastal region of West Africa, between Cape Verde and Namibe (formerly Moçâmedes; Angola): divided by a line of volcanic peaks into Upper Guinea (between The Gambia and Cameroon) and Lower Guinea (between Cameroon and S Angola)
Gulf of Guinea a large inlet of the S Atlantic on the W coast of Africa, extending from Cape Palmas, Liberia, to Cape Lopez, Gabon: contains two large bays, the Bight of Bonny and the Bight of Benin, separated by the Niger delta
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Cultural definitions for Guinea
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