- any of various former large coins of various German states; dollar.
Origin of thaler
From German, dating back to 1780–90; see origin at dollar
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Examples from the Web for taler
She counted the money over in the till, but in vain; the taler had vanished.
She saw that Jason Philip had received three thousand taler.
The truth is, Gottfried Nothafft entrusted me with three thousand taler.
I have known them short in the pocket, when the taler sent in his bill.
He put down on the table three thousand taler in bank notes of the realm, and Jason Philip wrote out a receipt.
- a variant spelling of thaler
- a former German, Austrian, or Swiss silver coin
from German; see dollar