[ peng-gœ ]
/ ˈpɛŋˌgœ /
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noun, plural pen·gö, pen·gös [peng-gœz]. /ˈpɛŋˌgœz/.
a former silver coin and monetary unit of Hungary, equal to 100 fillér: replaced by the forint in 1946.
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Origin of pengö
1925–30; <Hungarian: literally, sounding; present participle of pengeni to sound, jingle
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How to use pengö in a sentence
Two young ladies, arm in arm, approach, and ask Mrs. Pengo how she is feeling to-day.
Mrs. Pengo replies that she doesn't suppose she will feel any better as long as this rolling of the ship continues.
British Dictionary definitions for pengö
/ (ˈpɛŋɡɜː) /
noun plural -gös
(formerly) the standard monetary unit of Hungary, replaced by the forint in 1946
Word Origin for pengö
from Hungarian, from pengeni to sound
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