Shilling meaning

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A coin formerly used in the United Kingdom, worth one twentieth of a pound, 5 new pence, or 12 old pence prior to 1971.
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The currency of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.
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Present participle of shill.
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The basic monetary unit of:
  • Kenya.
  • Somalia.
  • Tanzania.
  • Uganda.
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The currency unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda, comprised of 100 cents.
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A coin formerly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Australia, New Zealand and many other Commonwealth countries.

The shilling was worth twelve old pence, or one twentieth of a pound sterling.

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(US, historical) A currency in the United States, differing in value between states.
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Any of several coins of colonial America.
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(US, historical, New York and some other states) The Spanish real, formerly having the value of one eighth of a dollar.
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Origin of shilling

  • Middle English from Old English scilling

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English scilling, Proto-Germanic *skillingaz http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=shilling

    From Wiktionary

  • From shill.

    From Wiktionary