rhino


rhino

noun, plural rhi·nos, (especially collectively) rhi·no.

  1. a rhinoceros.

noun Chiefly British Slang.

  1. money; cash.

  1. a combining form meaning “nose,” used in the formation of compound words: rhinology.

noun plural -nos or -no

  1. short for rhinoceros

noun

  1. British a slang word for money

combining form

  1. indicating the nose or nasalrhinology
n.

short for rhinoceros, 1884. As slang for “cash” (also rino) 1680s, of unknown origin. Hence cant rhinocerial “rich” [Grose, 1788].

before vowels rhin-, word-forming element meaning “nose, of the nose,” from Greek rhino-, comb. form of rhis “nose,” which is of uncertain origin.

pref.

  1. Nose; nasal:rhinitis.

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