shilling
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈʃɪlɪŋ/

Noun

shilling (plural shillings)

  1. (historical) 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.
    • 1913, Mrs. [Marie] Belloc Lowndes, chapter I, in The Lodger, London: Methuen, OCLC 7780546 ↗; republished in Novels of Mystery: The Lodger; The Story of Ivy; What Really Happened, New York, N.Y.: Longmans, Green and Co., […], [1933], OCLC 2666860 ↗, page 0016 ↗:
      A great bargain also had been […] the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire. In fact, that arm-chair had been an extravagance of Mrs. Bunting. She had wanted her husband to be comfortable after the day's work was done, and she had paid thirty-seven shillings for the chair.
  2. The currency of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.
  3. (US, historical) A currency in the United States, differing in value between states.
  4. (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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Verb
  1. present participle of shill#English|shill

Shilling
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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