Meaning of deener in English:


Pronunciation /?di?n?/


historical Australian, New Zealand
  • A shilling.

    ‘word starts spreading they can't earn a deener’
    • ‘A three-course meal for a deener—who'll have one?’
    • ‘It's only a deener!’
    • ‘It's really lovely, worth much more than a deener, I'm told.’
    • ‘A call it a deener, Jimmy, otherwise a bob, a shilling.’
    • ‘One thing about him, though, he knew how to make a deener on the side.’


Late 19th century probably a corruption of denarius.