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From Middle English coignage, from Old French coignage, from coignier.



coinage (countable and uncountable, plural coinages)

  1. The process of coining money.
  2. (uncountable) Coins taken collectively; currency.
  3. (uncountable, lexicography) The creation of new words, neologizing.
    • 2018, James Lambert, “A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide[1], page 13:
      Caution needs to be exercised in regards to claims of coinage as the data contained a number of examples of writers professing the invention of a term that had actually been in existence for many years.
  4. (countable, lexicography) Something which has been made or invented, especially a coined word; a neologism.
  5. The process of creating something new.
    • Shelley, Mary, Template:The Last Man
      The head will serve for my new coinage, and be an omen to all dutiful subjects of my future success.