pfennig

[ fen-ig; German pfen-ikh ]
/ ˈfɛn ɪg; German ˈpfɛn ɪx /
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noun, plural pfen·nigs, pfen·ni·ge [German pfen-i-guh] /German ˈpfɛn ɪ gə/.

a copper-coated iron coin and monetary unit of Germany until the euro was adopted, the 100th part of a Deutsche mark.
(formerly) a minor coin and monetary unit of East Germany, the 100th part of an ostmark.

Nearby words

  1. pfd,
  2. pfd.,
  3. pfeiffer syndrome,
  4. pfeiffer's bacillus,
  5. pfenig,
  6. pfft,
  7. pfg.,
  8. pfi,
  9. pfitzner,
  10. pfitzner, hans

Origin of pfennig

1540–50; < German: penny

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British Dictionary definitions for pfennig

pfennig

/ (ˈfɛnɪɡ, German ˈpfɛnɪç ) /

noun plural -nigs or -nige (German -nɪɡə )

a former German monetary unit worth one hundredth of a Deutschmark
(formerly) a monetary unit worth one hundredth of an East German ostmark

Word Origin for pfennig

German: penny

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