verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of coin
Related Words for coinedmanufacture, compose, formulate, stamp, mint, conceive, originate, contrive, brainstorm, forge, fabricate, strike, spark, mold, frame, counterfeit, spitball
Examples from the Web for coined
Contemporary Examples of coined
Apparently, Shakespeare coined 1,700 words, from the frequently used (excitement) to the should-be-more frequently used (spewed).Biking With the Bard
December 28, 2014
Michael Lewis, who coined the term and penned the 2003 bestselling book of that name.Can the U.S. Government Go Moneyball?
Peter Orszag, Jim Nussle
December 23, 2014
The term “lobbyist” supposedly was coined during the well-corrupted (and well-soaked) presidency of Ulysses S. Grant.Up to a Point: In Defense of Lobbyists
P. J. O’Rourke
October 25, 2014
Yet to Krauthammer, who coined the term “Reagan Doctrine,” the Gipper was what a president is supposed to be.Why the Right Thinks Obama’s a Narcissist—and Why They’re Wrong
September 18, 2014
Coined “obscenity regulations,” on face value they appear to ban material that “depicts or describes sexual misconduct.”Censored and ‘Obscene’ in Solitary
June 21, 2014
Historical Examples of coined
Golden cups, spoons, candlesticks, coined guineas—all the riches were revealed.Barnaby Rudge
For this phase, Romanes has coined the term physiological isolation.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
"Masterly inactivity" was as unlucky a phrase as ever was coined.
Pope, we believe, coined the contemptuous phrase, “I care not a pin.”Pipefuls
One British firm there, figuratively speaking, “coined” money.The Philippine Islands
Word Origin for coin
c.1300, "a wedge," from Old French coing (12c.) "a wedge; stamp; piece of money; corner, angle," from Latin cuneus "a wedge." The die for stamping metal was wedge-shaped, and the English word came to mean "thing stamped, a piece of money" by late 14c. (a sense that already had developed in French). Cf. quoin, which split off from this word 16c. Modern French coin is "corner, angle, nook." Coins were first struck in western Asia Minor in 7c. B.C.E.; Greek tradition and Herodotus credit the Lydians with being first to make and use coins of silver and gold.
"to coin money," mid-14c., from coin (n.). Related: Coined; coining. To coin a phrase is late 16c. A Middle English word for minter was coin-smiter.
In addition to the idiom beginning with coin
- coin money
- other side of the coin
- pay back (in someone's own coin)