Meaning of “coin” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /kɔɪn/

to be the first person who uses a new word or phrase:

The Czech playwright, Capek, coined the word 'robot'.
to coin a phrase

something you say before using a common expression:

Still, to coin a phrase, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

(Definition of “coin verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)