noun, plural rhi·nos, (especially collectively) rhi·no.
- a rhinoceros.
noun Chiefly British Slang.
- money; cash.
- a combining form meaning “nose,” used in the formation of compound words: rhinology.
noun plural -nos or -no
- short for rhinoceros
- British a slang word for money
- indicating the nose or nasalrhinology
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.
- Nose; nasal:rhinitis.