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Shinola Syllabification: Shi·no·la
Pronunciation: /SHīˈnōlə/

Definition of Shinola in English:

noun

US trademark
1A brand of boot polish.
Example sentences
  • There's another reason the Huskers need a little Shinola for their 11-1 season.
  • Shinola seems to have been a fairly cheap and cheerful product.
1.1 informal Used as a euphemism for “shit”: there’ll be the same old Shinola on television

Phrases

not know shit from Shinola

1
vulgar slang Used to indicate that someone is ignorant or innocent.
Example sentences
  • Isn't the essence of the appeal of the Big Four awards shows the very fact that ‘experts’ pick the winners, ‘the people’ not knowing shit from Shinola as often as not?
  • Lee Dupont has been around since long before the death lens and company card, and knows shit from Shinola when it comes to video work and professional skateboarding.
  • See how many drinks his wallet will buy for you while you pretend he knows shit from Shinola.

Origin

Early 20th century: from shine + -ola.

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