dinero

[ dih-nair-oh; Spanish dee-ne-raw ]
/ dɪˈnɛər oʊ; Spanish diˈnɛ rɔ /

noun, plural di·ne·ros [dih-nair-ohz; Spanish dee-ne-raws]. /dɪˈnɛər oʊz; Spanish diˈnɛ rɔs/.

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.

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Origin of dinero

First recorded in 1825–35; from Spanish: “money, treasure,” from Latin dēnārius; see denarius, denary
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Example sentences from the Web for dinero

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

    Doa Perfecta|Benito Prez Galds
  • "I have her—and the dinero—and a constabulary inspector," he answered evasively.

    Caybigan|James Hopper