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guineas, plural;
  1. The sum of £1.05 (21 shillings in predecimal currency), now used mainly for determining professional fees and auction prices

  2. A former British gold coin that was first minted in 1663 from gold imported from West Africa, with a value that was later fixed at 21 shillings. It was replaced by the sovereign from 1817


  1. a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings
  2. wop: (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
  3. a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958
  4. guinea fowl: a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world
  5. Guinea (officially the Republic of Guinea République de Guinée), is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea (Guinée française), it is today sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbor Guinea-Bissau. ...
  6. The guinea is a coin that was minted in the Kingdom of England and later in the Kingdom of Great Britain and the United Kingdom between 1663 and 1813. ...
  7. Guinea is a traditional name for the region of Africa that lies along the Gulf of Guinea. It stretches north through the forested, tropical, regions and ends at the Sahel.
  8. (Guineas (ethnic group)) The Chestnut Ridge people (CRP) are a mixed-race (or "tri-racial isolate") community residing just northeast of Philippi, Barbour County in north-central West Virginia. ...
  9. A person of Italian descent; A gold coin originally worth twenty shillings and minted for use in England's trade with Africa; later (from 1717 until the adoption of decimal currency) standardised at a value of twenty-one shillings; A ground-foraging bird of Africa, of the family Numididea. ...
  10. Country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Guinea; Someone of Italian descent in the United States
  11. (2000 Guineas) One of the five ‘Classics’ of the flat season in the UK, for three-year-old colts and fillies.
  12. (Guineas) Despite being phased out by the rest of the country during decimalisation in the early seventies, racehorses are still bought and sold at public auctions in the UK in Guineas. A Guinea is the equivalent of 21 shillings or £1.05 for those younger than 35.
  13. (Guineas) One of Grace's three "brothers", Guineas is the oldest of the group. He is half guinea pig and half human, but appears to be incapable of human speech. When in his human form Guineas is an attractive human male.
  14. monetary unit equal to 1 pound 1 shilling.( * see note)
  15. A coin first minted in 1696 and worth twenty-one shillings.
  16. British gold coin with a nominal value of £1 first issued in 1663 and named after gold from Guinea in West Africa. It was unofficially revalued at 21 shillings at The Great Recoinage of 1696, a value confirmed in 1717. It has a fineness of 916.6 and a fine gold content of approximately ¼ troy ounce.
  17. The principal English gold coin during the period of legal bimetalism, from 1663 until the Act of 1816. Originally issued to pass as the legal equivalent of 20 shillings of silver, this ratio for many years overvalued silver so that the guinea passed at a premium. ...
  18. English money working out to the sum of one pound, one shilling. During the war, bounty money paid out to volunteers in the Provincial Corps was raised from two to three guineas, and briefly in 1781, to six guineas.
  19. an area at the West African coast, sometimes referred to as the Guinea Coast; a gold coin issued in 1663 taking its name from there; worth 21 old shillings (?1.05 in decimal currency)
  20. I do not want to be a Guinea pig for your experiments.
  21. 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.
  22. An amount the equivalent of a pound and a shilling. £1.1s.0d pre-decimal, £1.05 decimal. Half a guinea (the half-guinea) was ten shillings and sixpence. There was never guinea coinage. The amount could be could be written as '1g' or '1gn' or, in the plural, '3gs' or '3gns'. ...
  23. (hist.) a gold coin equalling 21 shillings; most often used (when used by the common man) in the payment of professional fees.
  24. an English gold coin (last minted in 1813) equal to 21 shillings (a little over a pound).
  25. n. 1. Originally 21 shillings, but now one pound plus five pence. Five percent is the auctioneer's commission. If one bids in guineas, rather than pounds, one then has automatically the full price one must pay. ...