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Meaning of "queen's shilling" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUEEN'S SHILLING

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUEEN'S SHILLING

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Queen's shilling is a noun.
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WHAT DOES QUEEN'S SHILLING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

queen's shilling

King's shilling

The King's shilling, sometimes called the Queen's shilling when the Sovereign is female, is a historical slang term referring to the earnest payment of one shilling given to recruits to the Armed forces of the United Kingdom in the 18th and 19th centuries, although the practice dates back to the end of the English Civil War. To "take the King's shilling" was to agree to serve as a soldier or sailor in the Royal Navy or the British Army. It is closely related to the act of impressment. The practice officially stopped in 1879, although the term is still used informally.

Definition of queen's shilling in the English dictionary

The definition of queen's shilling in the dictionary is a shilling paid to new recruits to the British army.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE QUEEN'S SHILLING

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Synonyms and antonyms of queen's shilling in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «queen's shilling» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUEEN'S SHILLING

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The translations of queen's shilling from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «queen's shilling» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

女王先令
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Chelín de reina
570 millions of speakers

English

queen´s shilling
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रानी के शिलिंग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشلن الملكة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шиллинг королевы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

shilling da rainha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাণী এর শিলিং
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Le shilling de la reine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Shilling queen
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Königin Schilling
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

女王のシリング
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

여왕 의 실링
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ratu Ratu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

shilling nữ hoàng của
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ராணி ஷில்லிங்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राणीची शिलिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kraliçe´s shilling
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scellino della regina
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szyling królowej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шилінг королеви
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

șiling regina lui
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σελίνι βασίλισσας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Koningin se sjieling
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

drottningens shilling
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dronningens shilling
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of queen's shilling

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEEN'S SHILLING»

The term «queen's shilling» is barely ever used and occupies the 197.058 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEEN'S SHILLING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about queen's shilling

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUEEN'S SHILLING»

Discover the use of queen's shilling in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to queen's shilling and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Queen's Shilling: A Soldier's Story
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Arthur Griffiths, 2011
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The Queen's Shilling - A Soldier's Story - Vol. II
We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Arthur Griffiths, 2010
3
The Queen's Shilling
The Queen's Shilling is a true story of the British National Service.
Alfred Cartwright, 2008
4
The Queen's Shilling
Kendal (under the direction of Mr. Daniel Frohman) and their own company. "The Queen's Shilling," a comedy in three acts, adapted from "Le Fills de Famille," by J.W. Godfrey. The orchestra under the direction of A.W. Schroeder.
‎1889
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The Queen's Shilling and Other Stories...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
‎2012
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Ride Upon the Storm
... they let me join. I've never regretted it. They were right; the Army was the best place for me. Everything I know I learned in the Army. Accepting the Queen's shilling – that's what they presented you with when you joined – was the cleverest ...
Ann Neve, 2007
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Breaking the Bargain: Public Servants, Ministers, and Parliament
One scientist explained: 'If you accept the Queen's shilling, you have to dance the Queen's tune.'104 Stuart Smith, chair (1982-7) of the National Round Table on Environment and the Economy, weighed into the debate with the observation ...
Donald J. Savoie, 2003
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F'Queen N' H'Empire
... tankards to be made with a glass bottom, so that when a stranger treated a man to a pint, they could easily look to see if there was a shilling in the bottom of their pot. Glossary 'appen thee 'al - you probably will blimey - 27 Th' Queen's Shilling.
Basil Riccomini, 2004
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Irish History of Civilization
He's well aware that he's not just getting the Queen's Shilling. He receives the full fifty shillings from the sergeant that a good recruit commands. And almost exactly a year later, when the annual swing of the recruiting sergeant comes again to ...
Donald Harman Akenson, 2005
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The Queen's Cup
Some of these days I will take the Queen's shilling. If I were once away I should not be always thinking of her. I know I am a fool to let a girl trouble me so, but I can't help it. If I stay here I know that I shall do mischief either to her or to someone ...
G. A. (George Alfred) Henty, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUEEN'S SHILLING»

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Alberta after the political earthquake
When Smith and eight of her Wildrose colleagues “took the Queen's shilling” — just weeks after they had been passionately excoriating the Alberta ... «iPolitics.ca, Jul 15»
2
Horrible History: Taking The King's Shilling
The notorious 'King's Shilling' (or 'Queen's Shilling', depending on the monarch). ... The expression 'to take the King's shilling', meant to sign up to join the Army. «Forces TV, May 15»
3
Pippen returns to civilian life
Trombone star Jonathan Pippen is set to make a return to civilian life after eight enjoyable years playing for the Queen's shilling with the Central Band of the ... «4barsrest.com, Feb 15»
4
'Old Darset' tome on Armistice Day
*'to take the Queen's shilling' = to join the Armed Forces (should be George V ie the King's shilling in 1914 – unless referring to Queen Victoria veterans?) ... «Dorset Echo, Nov 14»
5
'King's Shilling' re-enactment on Preston Railway Station
However, it is still used informally even nowadays, except it would be known as the 'Queen's Shilling'. Although a shilling which is equivalent to five pence, ... «Blog Preston, Aug 14»
6
Being Irish in Britain: a pronunication guide
If I had a Queen's shilling for every quip made down a phone line about being related to that cowboy builder, I'd be richer than the joint account from the civil ... «Irish Times, Apr 14»
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Why take the Queen's shilling?
It is not a first order issue, however, and there is no need for it to be revisited during the reign of the Queen, who is highly esteemed. The public also had their say ... «The Australian, Nov 13»
8
End the guilt over private education
Last year, when one independent school decided to accept the Queen's shilling and become an academy, Andrew Adonis, the former Labour education minister ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Sep 13»
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Admiral Sir John ('Sandy') Woodward
... though his message to the various ships' companies of the destroyers and frigates was uncompromising: “You've taken the Queen's shilling. Now you're going ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Aug 13»
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The List: Felix Martin on alternative currencies
Here are four historical alternatives to taking the Queen's shilling. You need JavaScript active on your browser in order to see this video. No video ... «Financial Times, Jun 13»

REFERENCE
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