ostmark

[ awst-mahrk, ost- ]
/ ˈɔstˌmɑrk, ˈɒst- /

noun

(formerly) a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of East Germany: replaced by the Deutsche mark in 1990.

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Origin of ostmark

1945–50; < German: east mark
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British Dictionary definitions for ostmark

Ostmark
/ (ˈɒstˌmɑːk, German ˈɔstmark) /

noun

(formerly) the standard monetary unit of East Germany, divided into 100 pfennigs

Word Origin for Ostmark

German, literally: east mark
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