Definition of shilling noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʃɪlɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪlɪŋ//
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  1. 1a British coin in use until 1971, worth 12 old pence. There were 20 shillings in one pound.
  2. 2the unit of money in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Somalia
  3. Word OriginOld English scilling, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schelling and German Schilling.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shilling