Definitions

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  • n. A half-crown.

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Examples

  • A tosheroon [half a crown] for the coat, two ’ogs for the trousers, one and a tanner for the boots, and a ’og for the cap and scarf.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Cockney slang for a half-crown coin was tusheroon, tossaroon, or tosheroon, a corruption of another slang term for this coin, madza caroon, a corruption of the Italian mezzo ` half 'corona ` crown.'

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 4

  • A tosheroon [half a crown] for the coat, two ‘ogs for the trousers, one and a tanner for the boots, and a ‘og for the cap and scarf.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

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  • Half a crown.

    December 27, 2008