Complete Definition of "shilling"

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See Also schilling, skilding
English
Image:UK_1_scellino_1955.JPG|thumb|right|250px|1955 British shilling coin

Pronunciation
IPA: /'ÊɪlɪÅ/
rhymes|ɪlɪÅ
rfap|UK

Etymology 1
Old English scilling.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A coin formerly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Australia, New Zealand and many other Commonwealth countries.

#: Worth twelve old pence or one twentieth of a pound sterling.

  1. The currency of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.

Usage notes
;Abbreviations
i-c|in UK|etc s. or s or / (solidus)
i-c|in Kenya Ksh; (in Somalia) So. Sh.; (in Tanzania) TSh; (in Uganda) UGS
In East Africa, the names of the currencies usually use the proper noun for the country, not its adjectival form: "Kenya shilling", "Tanzania shilling", etc. Amounts are written with a solidus, probably from the UK usage: "2/50" is 2 shillings, 50 cents (not pence); 30 shillings only is written "30/=".

Synonyms
i-c|Britain|Ireland|Australia|East Africa bob
i-c|Australia Deener

Translations
Spanish: chelín m

See also
w:shilling|Wikipedia article on the shilling
schilling
skilding
solidus

External links
Currencies of the world

Etymology 2
From shill.

Verb
shilling
present continuous or participle form of shill.

  1. defn|English

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