Nearby words

  1. coil,
  2. coil spring,
  3. coiled,
  4. coimbatore,
  5. coimbra,
  6. coin box,
  7. coin changer,
  8. coin lesion of lungs,
  9. coin lock,
  10. coin machine

Idioms

Origin of coin

1300–50; Middle English coyn(e), coygne < Anglo-French; Middle French coin, cuigne wedge, corner, die < Latin cuneus wedge

Related forms

COIN

[ koin ]
/ kɔɪn /

noun, adjective

Origin of COIN

co(unter) in(surgency)

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British Dictionary definitions for coin

coin

/ (kɔɪn) /

noun

verb

Derived Formscoinable, adjectivecoiner, noun

Word Origin for coin

C14: from Old French: stamping die, from Latin cuneus wedge

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Word Origin and History for coin
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Idioms and Phrases with coin

coin

In addition to the idiom beginning with coin

  • coin money

also see:

  • other side of the coin
  • pay back (in someone's own coin)
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