Meaning of shilling
Pronunciation: (shil'ing), [key]
- a cupronickel coin and former monetary unit of the United Kingdom, the 20th part of a pound, equal to 12 pence: retained in circulation equal to 5 new pence after decimalization in 1971. Abbr.: s.
- a former monetary unit of various other nations, as Australia, Fiji, Ghana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, and Nigeria, equal to one twentieth of a pound or 12 pence.
- the monetary unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda, equal to 100 cents.
- any of various coins and moneys of account used in various parts of the U.S. in the 18th and 19th centuries.
- shilling (Thesaurus)