Guinea - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡɪni|  American pronunciation of the word guinea
Brit.  |ˈɡɪni|  British pronunciation of the word guinea

noun

- a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings
- (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent (syn: dago, ginzo, greaseball, wop)
- a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958
- a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world

Examples

Equatorial Guinea

Papua New Guinea

He volunteered to act as a guinea pig in the experiment.

Austen has been living in New Guinea so long he's gone native.

Word forms

noun
singular: guinea
plural: guineas
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