Definition of Shinola in English:

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Shinola

Pronunciation: /ʃʌɪˈnəʊlə/

noun

[mass 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

1

neither shit nor Shinola

vulgar slang Neither one thing nor the other.
2

not know shit from Shinola

vulgar slang Used to indicate that someone is ignorant or innocent: a doctor who doesn’t know shit from Shinola

Origin

Early 20th century: from shine + -ola (suffix chiefly in US usage).

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Line breaks: Shin|ola

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