Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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 Ancestry or social background.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act, art, or process of making coins.
  • noun Coin; money coined; pieces of metal stamped by the proper authority for use as a circulating medium.
  • noun The charges or expense of coining money.
  • noun The act or process of forming or producing; invention; fabrication.
  • noun That which is fabricated or produced.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of converting metal into money.
  • noun Coins; the aggregate coin of a time or place.
  • noun The cost or expense of coining money.
  • noun The act or process of fabricating or inventing; formation; fabrication; that which is fabricated or forged.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The process of coining money.
  • noun uncountable Coins taken collectively; currency.
  • noun uncountable The creation of new words, neologizing.
  • noun countable Something which has been made or invented, especially a coined word.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a newly invented word or phrase
  • noun coins collectively
  • noun the act of inventing a word or phrase

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From coin +‎ -age.

Examples

  • I think our coinage is artistically of atrocious hideousness.

    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, Without Motto, 1907-1908 : Coin Guide

  • Another Italian word, imbroglio, “a confused entanglement,” was used by editors of The New Republic in a portmanteau coinage.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Another Italian word, imbroglio, “a confused entanglement,” was used by editors of The New Republic in a portmanteau coinage.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Another Italian word, imbroglio, “a confused entanglement,” was used by editors of The New Republic in a portmanteau coinage.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Another Italian word, imbroglio, “a confused entanglement,” was used by editors of The New Republic in a portmanteau coinage.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Then, as now, the change in coinage was politically sensitive because the public had expressed dissatisfaction with lightweight British copper coins.

    Liberty Cap Cent, 1793-1796 : Coin Guide

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • 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.

    Hyphenhation

  • Stand back, everybody, I feel a new word coinage coming on.

    Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points [148] -- Aliens Landing?

  • Stand back, everybody, I feel a new word coinage coming on.

    Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points [148] -- Aliens Landing?

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