a former gold coin of Spain and Spanish America, originally equal to two escudos but fluctuating in value.
Origin of doubloon
< Spanish doblón,
equivalent to dobl(a
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Examples from the Web for doubloon
Historical Examples of doubloon
Allow me to examine you likewise, and I will give you a doubloon.
Whoever had drawn the map had called the peninsula "Doubloon Spit."
What then should there be in this doubloon of the Equator that is so killing wonderful?
It so chanced that the doubloon of the Pequod was a most wealthy example of these things.
As the black paddled me on shore, I asked him if he would like to obtain a doubloon.
British Dictionary definitions for doubloon
a former Spanish gold coin
(plural) slang money
Word Origin for doubloon
C17: from Spanish doblón, from dobla
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Word Origin and History for doubloon
1620s, from French doublon (16c.) and directly from Spanish doblon a gold coin, augmentative of doble "double" (coin so called because it was worth twice as much as the Spanish gold pistole), from Latin duplus "double" (see double (adj.)). Also see -oon.
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