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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Paper money of little value issued on insufficient security.

Usage examples (15)
  • One was the issuing of "shinplaster" currency, and the other was the manufacture of fruit brandy.
  • By reason of this traffic more or less currency of the "shinplaster" kind was in circulation, besides some of the prisoners had money concealed on their persons when...
  • So before you start hoarding your one-cent pieces, consider the plight of the last piece of widely used currency to be retired, the "shinplaster," a 25-cent note...
  • And the problem had nothing to do with any of the myriad of shinplaster grotesqueries we have come to expect from the Department of Homeland Security. for more
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