a cupronickel coin and former monetary unit of the United Kingdom, the 20th part of a pound, equal to 12 pence: retained in circulation equal to 5 new pence after decimalization in 1971. Abbreviation: s.
a former monetary unit of various other nations, as Australia, Fiji, Ghana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, and Nigeria, equal to one twentieth of a pound or 12 pence.
the monetary unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda, equal to 100 cents.
any of various coins and moneys of account used in various parts of the U.S. in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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How to use shilling in a sentence
Kate Moss's Self Tanner: Kate Moss is now shilling self-tanner.Phillip Lim is Target's Next Guest Designer; Kate Moss Shills Self Tanner | The Fashion Beast Team | May 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
For him, "elitism" effectively means putting intellectual honesty before partisan shilling.
The hootenanny on political websites about the contest being up for grabs is shilling for advertising dollars.Newt Gingrich, Comic Diva: His New Reign of Terror | John Batchelor | January 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
shilling, a native of Arkansas, pleaded guilty to a pair of wire-fraud counts last July.
According to court papers, Williams met shilling at an Inglewood restaurant on July 10, 2006.
The King now increased it to the enormous sum of two shilling and ten pence.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
He would haggle in a bargain for a shilling, and economize in things beneath a wise man's notice or consideration.
Many a fine meerschaum keeps up its cheerful fire on a shilling a-week.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
The penny at that time was equal to a shilling of the present day, and would, relatively, purchase as much.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
It ran from Leicester to Loughborough and back at a fare of one shilling, and carried 570 passengers.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
British Dictionary definitions for shilling
a former British and Australian silver or cupronickel coin worth one twentieth of a pound: not minted in Britain since 1970: Abbreviation: s, sh
the standard monetary unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda: divided into 100 cents
an old monetary unit of the US varying in value in different states
(in combination) Scot an indication of the strength and character of a beer, referring to the price after duty that was formerly paid per barrel: sixty-shilling Symbol: /-
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Other Idioms and Phrases with shilling
see cut off (with a shilling).
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