shiner

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shine +‎ -er

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shiner (plural shiners)

  1. One who shines; a luminary.
  2. (colloquial) A black eye.
  3. coon eyes
  4. (slang, dated) A bright piece of money.
    • 1776, Samuel Foote, The Capuchin
      Has she the shiners, d'ye think?
  5. Any of numerous species of small freshwater American cyprinoid fishes of Notropis, Minnilus, and allied genera, such as the redfin.
  6. Any silvery fish, such as the horsefish, menhaden, or moonfish.
  7. The common silverfish,Lepisma.
  8. (slang) A moonshiner.
  9. A small reflective surface used for cheating at card games.

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