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noun, plural pen·gö, pen·gös [peng-gœz] /ˈpɛŋˌgœz/.
  1. 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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Historical Examples of pengo

  • Two young ladies, arm in arm, approach, and ask Mrs. Pengo how she is feeling to-day.

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  • 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 pengo


noun plural -gös
  1. (formerly) the standard monetary unit of Hungary, replaced by the forint in 1946
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Word Origin for pengö

from Hungarian, from pengeni to sound
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