rhino

1 [rahy-noh]
noun, plural rhinos (especially collectively) rhino.
a rhinoceros.

Origin:
1880–85; by shortening

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rhino

2 [rahy-noh]
noun Chiefly British Slang.
money; cash.

Origin:
1680–90; origin uncertain

rhino-

a combining form meaning “nose,” used in the formation of compound words: rhinology.
Also, especially before a vowel, rhin-.


Origin:
< Greek rhīno-, combining form of rhī́s (stem rhīn-)

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rhino1 (ˈraɪnəʊ)
 
n , pl -nos, -no
short for rhinoceros

rhino2 (ˈraɪnəʊ)
 
n
(Brit) a slang word for money
 
[C17: of unknown origin]

rhino- or (before a vowel) rhin-
 
combining form
indicating the nose or nasal: rhinology
 
[from Greek rhis, rhin]
 
rhin- or (before a vowel) rhin-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek rhis, rhin]

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rhino
slang for "cash," 1688, of unknown origin.
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rhino- or rhin-
pref.
Nose; nasal: rhinitis.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
rhino
rhinoceros
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