queen’s shilling


queen’s shilling

queen’s shilling Word Origin noun

  1. king’s shilling.

Origin of queen’s shilling First recorded in 1875–80 British Dictionary definitions for queen’s shilling queen’s shilling when the sovereign was male king’s shilling noun

  1. (until 1879) a shilling paid to new recruits to the British army
  2. take the queen’s shilling British archaic to enlist in the army

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