Shinola


Shinola
[ʃʌɪ'nəʊlə]
noun US trademark a brand of boot polish.
Phrases
not know (or tell) shit from Shinola vulgar slang be ignorant or innocent.
Origin
early 20th cent.: from shine + -ola (suffix chiefly in US usage).

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  • Shinola — is a brand of wax shoe polish that was available in the early to mid 20th century. The original trademark was filed in 1929 by 2 in 1 Shinola Bixby Corporation, New Jersey. [ [http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=serial entry=71292186 action …   Wikipedia

  • Shinola — brand of shoe polish, by 1904, from SHINE (Cf. shine) + OLA (Cf. ola) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Shinola — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shinola (disambiguation) — Shinola may refer to: *Shinola, a brand of shoe polish * Shinola (Energy Orchard album), an album by early 1990s Irish band Energy Orchard * Shinola , Vol. 1, a 2005 album by Ween *Shynola, a group of visual artists from the UK *Shinola (band),… …   Wikipedia

  • Shinola, Vol. 1 — Infobox Album Name = Shinola, Vol. 1 Released = 19 July 2005 Type = Album Recorded = 1990 2005 Genre = Alternative rock Length = 47:34 Label = Chocodog Producer = Andrew Weiss Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p …   Wikipedia

  • Shinola (band) — Infobox musical artist Name = Shinola Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA Genre = Alternative Post punk Alternative country Years active = 1994 ndash;1997 Label =… …   Wikipedia

  • Shinola (Energy Orchard album) — Infobox Album | Name = Shinola Type = Studio album Artist = Energy Orchard Released = 1993 Recorded = Genre = Rock / Celtic Length = Label = Essential Records Producer = Reviews = Last album = Stop the Machine (1992) This album = Shinola (1993)… …   Wikipedia

  • Shinola (John Scofield album) — Infobox Album | Name = Shinola Type = Live Album Artist = John Scofield Released = 1991 (US) (CD) 1982 (US) (LP) Recorded = Live in Munich, Germany, December 12 13, 1981 Genre = Jazz Length = (CD) Label = Enja Records Producer = Reviews =… …   Wikipedia

  • know shit from Shinola — AND tell shit from Shinola [...Jai”nola] tv. to know what’s what; to be intelligent and aware. (Always in the negative. Shinola is a brand of shoe polish. A person who doesn’t know shit from Shinola is very stupid. See also No Shinola!) □ Poor… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • No Shinola! — [...Jai”nola] exclam. You are kidding!; No shit! (A play on the expression indicating that a stupid person doesn’t know shit from Shinola. Shinola is a brand of shoe polish.) □ So taxes are too high? No Shinola! □ He’s late again? No Shinola! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions


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