coins collectively; currency.
the act or process of inventing words; neologizing.
an invented or newly created word or phrase: “Ecdysiast” is a coinage of H. L. Mencken.
anything made, invented, or fabricated.
- mis·coin·age, noun
- non·coin·age, noun
- re·coin·age, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use coinage in a sentence
Magarian thinks the term is still useful, but at the time of its coinage, most of the new players were Americans.Gin has gone global, with appealing new styles and flavors that stretch its very definition | M. Carrie Allan | September 27, 2021 | Washington Post
In all seriousness, however, this term became one of the most successful coinages of modern times.From ‘Scientist’ to ‘Spam,’ the Surprisingly Playful Origins of English Words | Ralph Keyes | April 1, 2021 | Time
The digital crowd’s vocabulary brims with whimsical coinages, many of which have migrated to the broader national conversation.From ‘Scientist’ to ‘Spam,’ the Surprisingly Playful Origins of English Words | Ralph Keyes | April 1, 2021 | Time
Here’s me developing the entire society and its economics and what coinage it’s using and numismatics.How Gideon the Ninth author Tamsyn Muir queers the space opera | Constance Grady | February 5, 2021 | Vox
Now, more than a decade later, the coinage is gaining new, legal, heft.Lawmakers take aim at insidious digital “dark patterns” | WIRED | January 30, 2021 | Ars Technica
Early on, I took to calling this doctrine belief in the “confidence fairy,” a coinage that seems to have stuck.
Remember his coinage “Obamneycare,” which he used in debates starting last June?Michael Tomasky on How Rick Santorum Nailed Mitt on Romneycare | Michael Tomasky | January 29, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Encounters” is the publisher's cool coinage for occasional pieces, complains Nancy Campbell in the TLS.
But I feel that were I to accept the award, it would ultimately debase the coinage of the medal.
The present bronze coinage came into use December 1st, 1860, and Messrs. Heaton have had several contracts therefor since then.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
The last-named engine was intended for the coinage operations in the Mint at Lima.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
This was done quite openly and the coinage was restored at the earliest opportunity.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements | Nesta H. Webster
If he had stayed away people might have thought that he was reading blue-books, or calculating coinage, or preparing a speech.The Prime Minister | Anthony Trollope
The Swiss army, postal system and finances were put under federal control and a national coinage was established.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for coinage
the act of striking coins
the currency of a country
the act of inventing something, esp a word or phrase
a newly invented word, phrase, usage, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012