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See also: rhino-
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹaɪ.nəʊ/
- (US) enPR: rīʹnō, IPA(key): /ˈɹaɪ.noʊ/
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- Rhymes: -aɪnəʊ
- Homophone: RINO
- (slang, now rare) Money. [from 17th c.]
- 1792, Thomas Holcroft, Anne St. Ives, vol. III.52:
- When so be as a man has no money, why then, a savin and exceptin your onnur's reverence, a's but a poor dog. But when so be as a man as got the rhino, why then a may begin to hold up his head.
- 1835, Frederick Marryat, The Pacha of Many Tales:
- There I fell in with Betsy, and as she proved a regular out and outer, I spliced her, and a famous wedding we had of it, as long as the rhino lasted.
rhino (plural rhinos)
- (colloquial) A rhinoceros. [from 19th c.]
- 1961 October, “Talking of Trains: B.R. exile at work?”, in Trains Illustrated, page 586:
- This cutting from an East African newspaper caught our eye last month: "The up mail train from Mombasa was held up for an hour at Kibwezi by an angry rhino on Monday night."
rhino m (plural rhinos)