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- n. The examination of coins in order to separate the good from the debased.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A money dealer's commission; also, more commonly, the examination of coins, and the separation of the good from the debased.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The examination of coins by an expert, and the separation of the good from the debased or defaced.
- n. The expense of such expert inspection.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
` little, small 'and English peg (Anglo-Indian slang since at least 1864 for a drink, especially of brandy and soda water); and shroffage ` commission charged for shroffing' combines shroff (an adaptation of Hindi saraf ` banker, money-lender, 'a word borrowed from Arabic) and the English suffix - age.