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denier1

[dih-nahy-er]
noun
  1. a person who denies.
  2. a person who refuses to accept the existence, truth, or validity of something despite evidence or general support for it: The writer is a Holocaust denier; a denier of climate change.
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Origin of denier1

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at deny, -er1

denier2

[duh-neer or especially for 1, den-yer; French duh-nyey]
noun
  1. a unit of weight indicating the fineness of fiber filaments and yarns, both silk and synthetic, and equal to a yarn weighing one gram per each 9000 meters: used especially in indicating the fineness of women's hosiery.
  2. any of various coins issued in French-speaking regions, especially a coin of France, originally of silver but later of copper, introduced in the 8th century and continued until 1794.
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Origin of denier2

1375–1425; late Middle English < Old French < Latin dēnārius denarius
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denier1

noun
  1. (ˈdɛnɪˌeɪ, ˈdɛnjə) a unit of weight used to measure the fineness of silk and man-made fibres, esp when woven into women's tights, etc. It is equal to 1 gram per 9000 metres
  2. (dəˈnjeɪ, -ˈnɪə) any of several former European coins of various denominations
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Word Origin

C15: from Old French: coin, from Latin dēnārius denarius

denier2

noun
  1. a person who denies
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Word Origin and History for denier

n.

French coin, early 15c., from Old French dener, a small coin of slight value, roughly equivalent to the English penny, in use in France from the time of Charlemagne to early modern times, from Latin denarium, from denarius, name of a Roman coin (cf. Spanish dinero; see denarius).

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