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guinea

guin·ea

guinea

 
pronunciation:
gI ni
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a monetary unit of the United Kingdom, currently used only in limited circumstances, equaling twenty-one shillings, or 105 pence.
How many guineas would you give for that horse?This clock was purchased for ten guineas in 1880.
definition 2: a gold coin formerly minted in England worth twenty-one shillings or 105 pence.
He took a guinea from his pocket and flipped it in the air.
definition 3: (derogatory slang) an Italian person or descendant.
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