jetton

[jet-n]

Origin of jetton

1755–65; < French jeton, equivalent to jet(er) to throw, cast up (accounts), reckon (see jet1) + -on noun suffix
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Contemporary Examples of jetton

  • Jetton has said that the money had “no bearing on that bill.”

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  • Back in December, Jetton was charged with second-degree assault in what police described as an SM session gone terribly wrong.

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British Dictionary definitions for jetton

jetton

noun
  1. a counter or token, esp a chip used in such gambling games as roulette

Word Origin for jetton

C18: from French jeton, from jeter to cast up (accounts); see jet 1
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