[ muhn-ee-er ]
/ ˈmʌn i ər /


Archaic. a person employed in the authorized coining of money.
Obsolete. a moneylender or banker.

Origin of moneyer

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French monier < Late Latin monētārius coiner, minter (noun use of adj.: of money); see monetary

Definition for moneyer (2 of 2)

[ muhn-ee ]
/ ˈmʌn i /

noun, plural mon·eys, mon·ies.


Origin of money

1250–1300; Middle English moneie < Middle French < Latin monēta mint2, money


mon·ey·less, adjectivenon·mon·ey, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for moneyer

  • It is assumed that these words indicate that Bernwald was a moneyer who was authorised by Alfred to strike coins at Oxford.

    Oxford and its Story|Cecil Headlam
  • On one side was the King's head in profile and on the other side was the name of the moneyer.

  • Already, then, a burh is an entity known to the law: every burh is to have its moneyer.

    Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland

British Dictionary definitions for moneyer (1 of 2)

/ (ˈmʌnɪə) /


archaic a person who coins money
an obsolete word for banker 1

British Dictionary definitions for moneyer (2 of 2)

/ (ˈmʌnɪ) /



best, most valuable, or most eagerly anticipatedthe money shot; the money note

Other words from money

Related adjective: pecuniary

Word Origin for money

C13: from Old French moneie, from Latin monēta coinage; see mint ²
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Idioms and Phrases with moneyer


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