any of various former minor coins issued by German states.
a former copper coin of Austria, the 100th part of a florin.

Origin of kreutzer

1540–50; < German Kreuzer, equivalent to Kreuz cross (orig. the device on the coin) + -er -er1


[kroit-ser; French krœ-tser]


Ro·dolphe [raw-dawlf] /rɔˈdɔlf/, 1766–1831, French violinist. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for kreutzer

Historical Examples of kreutzer

  • Dey shall not have one kreutzer of my moneys; I can tell dem dat!

  • We shall have to play the Kreutzer Sonata some time, Mr. Howard.'

    King Midas

    Upton Sinclair

  • This spectacle cost me six kreutzer, namely, four half-pennies.

  • "The Kreutzer Sonata" did not make her feel any more cheerful.

    Song of the Lark

    Willa Cather

  • The Kreutzer Sonata he sat up half the night beside my fire to finish.

    Immortal Youth

    Lucien Price

British Dictionary definitions for kreutzer




any of various former copper and silver coins of Germany or Austria

Word Origin for kreutzer

C16: from German Kreuzer, from Kreuz cross, from Latin crux; referring to the cross originally stamped upon such coins
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