- 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 thaler
Would to heaven every thaler I possess were a breeding-penny!
I gave him the thaler, the last money I possessed in the world!
I had only a thaler; the inn-keeper said it was counterfeit, and kept it.
The clear ringing sound was unmistakable—the thaler was genuine.
And I am your plowman, and will hereafter do your plowing only for a thaler a day wages.Anarchism
- a former German, Austrian, or Swiss silver coin
from German; see dollar
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