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Definition of "coinage" [coin•age]

  • The right or process of making coins. (noun)
  • Metal currency. (noun)
  • A system of metal currency. (noun)
  • A new word or phrase. (noun)
  • The invention of new words. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coinage" in a sentence
  • "I think our coinage is artistically of atrocious hideousness."
  • "Another Italian word, imbroglio, “a confused entanglement,” was used by editors of The New Republic in a portmanteau coinage."
  • "There's probably no more irksome character than the humble hyphen, and though I'd love to develop a devil-may-care attitude toward it (got the bugger right that time, I reckon!), my newest coinage is hyphenhate, so you can guess just how I feel after 39713 of them and still counting."