- 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.
Origin of pfennig
Examples from the Web for pfennig
Historical Examples of pfennig
One pfennig is one-hundredth of a mark, and the mark once was equal to 23.8 cents.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
I had not a pfennig to spend and nothing of any value to sell.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.
A mark is 23.82 of our cents; and a pfennig is one-hundredth of a mark.Principles of Political Economy
Arthur Latham Perry
You just say such things because I owe you seventeen pfennig.
Pfennig, pfen′ig, n. a German copper coin, the hundredth part of a mark.
- a former German monetary unit worth one hundredth of a Deutschmark
- (formerly) a monetary unit worth one hundredth of an East German ostmark