Definition of coiner in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkoinər/


1 historical A person who coins money, in particular a maker of counterfeit coins.
Example sentences
  • 4. But if the tenant uses the premises as a coiner's den or as a deposit for stolen goods, a single instance of such uses seems to me quite enough to satisfy the language of the statute.
  • It might, in theory, have happened that coining would have become a form of business, in which private individuals turned silver into coins that would have been accepted by the reputation of the coiner… It did not happen in Greece.
  • The general opinion seemed to be that his father had been a noted coiner in New York, - an Irishman of the name of Melmody, - and, in one memoir, the probability of the descent was argued from Melmotte's skill in forgery.
2A person who invents or devises a new word, sense, or phrase.
Example sentences
  • My earliest cite is from September, 2002, but I don't have the resources to find the original coiner of the phrase.
  • The coiners of the word would have never used it to describe a geo-political system.
  • I am not sure if the coiner of said phrase really meant quite this small.

Words that rhyme with coiner

joiner, purloiner
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