Slang meaning of Bull

Bull means:   Five shillings

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Bull means:   Five shillings

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Bull means:   Five shillings

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Rial (n.): A gold coin formerly current in England, of the value of ten shillings sterling in the reign of Henry VI., and of fifteen shillings in the reign of Elizabeth.

Unit (n.): A gold coin of the reign of James I., of the value of twenty shillings.

Thaler (n.): A German silver coin worth about three shillings sterling, or about 73 cents.

Scudo (n.): A gold coin of Rome, worth 64 shillings 11 pence sterling, or about $ 15.70.

Florence (n.): An ancient gold coin of the time of Edward III., of six shillings sterling value.

Marc (n.): A coin formerly current in England and Scotland, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence.

Jacobus (n.): An English gold coin, of the value of twenty-five shillings sterling, struck in the reign of James I.

Tael (n.): A denomination of money, in China, worth nearly six shillings sterling, or about a dollar and forty cents; also, a weight of one ounce and a third.

Louis d'or (): Formerly, a gold coin of France nominally worth twenty shillings sterling, but of varying value; -- first struck in 1640.

Guinea (n.): A gold coin of England current for twenty-one shillings sterling, or about five dollars, but not coined since the issue of sovereigns in 1817.

Pound (n.): A British denomination of money of account, equivalent to twenty shillings sterling, and equal in value to about $4.86. There is no coin known by this name, but the gold sovereign is of the same value.

Carolus (n.): An English gold coin of the value of twenty or twenty-three shillings. It was first struck in the reign of Charles I.

Butlerage (n.): A duty of two shillings on every tun of wine imported into England by merchant strangers; -- so called because paid to the king's butler for the king.

Spur-royal (n.): A gold coin, first made in the reign of Edward IV., having a star on the reverse resembling the rowel of a spur. In the reigns of Elizabeth and of James I., its value was fifteen shillings.

Denomination (n.): That by which anything is denominated or styled; an epithet; a name, designation, or title; especially, a general name indicating a class of like individuals; a category; as, the denomination of units, or of thousands, or of fourths, or of shillings, or of tons.

Danegelt (n.): An annual tax formerly laid on the English nation to buy off the ravages of Danish invaders, or to maintain forces to oppose them. It afterward became a permanent tax, raised by an assessment, at first of one shilling, afterward of two shillings, upon every hide of land throughout the realm.

Piece (n.): A coin; as, a sixpenny piece; -- formerly applied specifically to an English gold coin worth 22 shillings.

Scudo (n.): A silver coin, and money of account, used in Italy and Sicily, varying in value, in different parts, but worth about 4 shillings sterling, or about 96 cents; also, a gold coin worth about the same.

Florin (n.): A silver coin of Florence, first struck in the twelfth century, and noted for its beauty. The name is given to different coins in different countries. The florin of England, first minted in 1849, is worth two shillings, or about 48 cents; the florin of the Netherlands, about 40 cents; of Austria, about 36 cents.

Socage (n.): A tenure of lands and tenements by a certain or determinate service; a tenure distinct from chivalry or knight's service, in which the obligations were uncertain. The service must be certain, in order to be denominated socage, as to hold by fealty and twenty shillings rent.

Crown (n.): A coin stamped with the image of a crown; hence,a denomination of money; as, the English crown, a silver coin of the value of five shillings sterling, or a little more than $1.20; the Danish or Norwegian crown, a money of account, etc., worth nearly twenty-seven cents.

Reduce (n.): To change, as numbers, from one denomination into another without altering their value, or from one denomination into others of the same value; as, to reduce pounds, shillings, and pence to pence, or to reduce pence to pounds; to reduce days and hours to minutes, or minutes to days and hours.

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Meaning of NINE SHILLINGS

NINE SHILLINGS means: Nine shillings was old slang for audacity, calm, nonchalance.

Meaning of SHILLINGS AND PENCE

SHILLINGS AND PENCE means: Shillings and pence is old London Cockney rhyming slang for common sense.

Meaning of Reliable as a two Bob watch.

Reliable as a two Bob watch. means: Cheap and unreliable. Under pounds, shillings and pence before decimal currency, in England, New Zealand and Australia, One Shilling was called One Bob. Ten Shillings Ten Bob etc. After WW2 Ended and Japan started rebuilding their economy, they started making very cheap unreliable watched which were said to sell for around 2 Bob, 2 Shillings. Being so cheap and unreliable, when referring to anything else that was sub standard and unreliable, we would describe the thing or person being as reliable as a 2 Bob watch. In other words, don’t depend on it or have high expectations from it.

Meaning of Reliable as a two Bob watch.

Reliable as a two Bob watch. means: Cheap and unreliable. Under pounds, shillings and pence before decimal currency, in England, New Zealand and Australia, One Shilling was called One Bob. Ten Shillings Ten Bob etc. After WW2 Ended and Japan started rebuilding their economy, they started making very cheap unreliable watched which were said to sell for around 2 Bob, 2 Shillings. Being so cheap and unreliable, when referring to anything else that was sub standard and unreliable, we would describe the thing or person being as reliable as a 2 Bob watch. In other words, don’t depend on it or have high expectations from it.

Meaning of Reliable as a two Bob watch.

Reliable as a two Bob watch. means: Cheap and unreliable. Under pounds, shillings and pence before decimal currency, in England, New Zealand and Australia, One Shilling was called One Bob. Ten Shillings Ten Bob etc. After WW2 Ended and Japan started rebuilding their economy, they started making very cheap unreliable watched which were said to sell for around 2 Bob, 2 Shillings. Being so cheap and unreliable, when referring to anything else that was sub standard and unreliable, we would describe the thing or person being as reliable as a 2 Bob watch. In other words, don’t depend on it or have high expectations from it.

Meaning of Oxford Scholar

Oxford Scholar means: Dollar. Stupid horse cost me an Oxford. Pre-war the dollar was worth just less than 5 shillings, so an Oxford is worth 5 shillings or a crown

Meaning of half, half a bar/half a sheet/half a nicker

half, half a bar/half a sheet/half a nicker means: ten shillings (10/-), from the 1900s, and to a lesser degree after decimalisation, fifty pence (50p), based on the earlier meanings of bar and sheet for a pound. Half is also used as a logical prefix for many slang words which mean a pound, to form a slang expresion for ten shillings and more recently fifty pence (50p), for example and most popularly, 'half a nicker', 'half a quid', etc. The use of the word 'half' alone to mean 50p seemingly never gaught on, unless anyone can confirm otherwise.

Meaning of dollar

dollar means: slang for money, commonly used in singular form, eg., 'Got any dollar?..'. In earlier times a dollar was slang for an English Crown, five shillings (5/-). From the 1900s in England and so called because the coin was similar in appearance and size to the American dollar coin, and at one time similar in value too. Brewer's dictionary of 1870 says that the American dollar is '..in English money a little more than four shillings..'. That's about 20p. The word dollar is originally derived from German 'Thaler', and earlier from Low German 'dahler', meaning a valley (from which we also got the word 'dale'). The connection with coinage is that the Counts of Schlick in the late 1400s mined silver from 'Joachim's Thal' (Joachim's Valley), from which was minted the silver ounce coins called Joachim's Thalers, which became standard coinage in that region of what would now be Germany. All later generic versions of the coins were called 'Thalers'. An 'oxford' was cockney rhyming slang for five shillings (5/-) based on the dollar rhyming slang: 'oxford scholar'.

Meaning of Fushme

Fushme means:   Five shillings

Meaning of net gen

net gen means: ten shillings (10/-), backslang, see gen net.

Meaning of Bull

Bull means:   Five shillings

Meaning of Ten Pinter

Ten Pinter means: Ten shillings

Meaning of Deuce Hog

Deuce Hog means:   (Duce Hog) 2 shillings

Meaning of gen net/net gen

gen net/net gen means: ten shillings (1/-), backslang from the 1800s (from 'ten gen').

Meaning of Oxford Scholar

Oxford Scholar means: Dollar (Five Shillings)

Meaning of oxford

oxford means: five shillings (5/-), also called a crown, from cockney rhyming slang oxford scholar

Meaning of nevis/neves

nevis/neves means: seven pounds (£7), 20th century backslang, and earlier, 1800s (usually as 'nevis gens') seven shillings (7/-).

Meaning of half a crown

half a crown means: two shillings and sixpence (2/6), and more specifically the 2/6 coin. Not actually slang, more an informal and extremely common pre-decimalisation term used as readily as 'two-and-six' in referring to that amount. Equivalent to 12½p in decimal money.

Meaning of guinea

guinea means: guinea is not a slang term, it's a proper and historical word for an amount of money equating to twenty-one shillings, or in modern sterling one pound five pence.

Meaning of Quid

Quid means: A one pound note, equivalent to twelve "shillings". See also Shilling 2. Reference to one's mental state, or lack thereof. e.g. "He is not the full quid, you know! Yes, I heard he's a bleeding lunatic!"

Meaning of Rial

Rial means: A gold coin formerly current in England, of the value of ten shillings sterling in the reign of Henry VI., and of fifteen shillings in the reign of Elizabeth.

Meaning of Unit

Unit means: A gold coin of the reign of James I., of the value of twenty shillings.

Meaning of Thaler

Thaler means: A German silver coin worth about three shillings sterling, or about 73 cents.

Meaning of Scudo

Scudo means: A gold coin of Rome, worth 64 shillings 11 pence sterling, or about $ 15.70.

Meaning of Florence

Florence means: An ancient gold coin of the time of Edward III., of six shillings sterling value.

Meaning of Marc

Marc means: A coin formerly current in England and Scotland, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence.

Meaning of Jacobus

Jacobus means: An English gold coin, of the value of twenty-five shillings sterling, struck in the reign of James I.

Meaning of Tael

Tael means: A denomination of money, in China, worth nearly six shillings sterling, or about a dollar and forty cents; also, a weight of one ounce and a third.

Meaning of Louis d'or

Louis d'or means: Formerly, a gold coin of France nominally worth twenty shillings sterling, but of varying value; -- first struck in 1640.

Meaning of Guinea

Guinea means: A gold coin of England current for twenty-one shillings sterling, or about five dollars, but not coined since the issue of sovereigns in 1817.

Meaning of Pound

Pound means: A British denomination of money of account, equivalent to twenty shillings sterling, and equal in value to about $4.86. There is no coin known by this name, but the gold sovereign is of the same value.

Meaning of Carolus

Carolus means: An English gold coin of the value of twenty or twenty-three shillings. It was first struck in the reign of Charles I.

Meaning of Butlerage

Butlerage means: A duty of two shillings on every tun of wine imported into England by merchant strangers; -- so called because paid to the king's butler for the king.

Meaning of Spur-royal

Spur-royal means: A gold coin, first made in the reign of Edward IV., having a star on the reverse resembling the rowel of a spur. In the reigns of Elizabeth and of James I., its value was fifteen shillings.

Meaning of Denomination

Denomination means: That by which anything is denominated or styled; an epithet; a name, designation, or title; especially, a general name indicating a class of like individuals; a category; as, the denomination of units, or of thousands, or of fourths, or of shillings, or of tons.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Authorize

Authorize means: To make legal; to give legal sanction to; to legalize; as, to authorize a marriage.

Meaning of Blotch

Blotch means: A blot or spot, as of color or of ink; especially a large or irregular spot. Also Fig.; as, a moral blotch.

Meaning of Guanos

Guanos means: of Guano

Meaning of Preceding

Preceding means: Going before; -- opposed to following.

Meaning of Tend

Tend means: To wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; -- with on or upon.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of spazmo

spazmo means: Noun. Imbecile, objectionable person. Derived from spastic. Offens.

Meaning of Budge up

Budge up means: If you want to sit down and someone is taking up too much space, you'd ask them to budge up - move and make some space.

Meaning of Totally Hot

Totally Hot means: means fashion good

Meaning of LETTUCE

LETTUCE means: money

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