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English definition of “coin”

coin

verb [T] (INVENT)   /kɔɪn/
to invent or be the first to use a new word or expression : Kraft coined the term " middle America " in the 1960s.
(Definition of coin verb (INVENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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