1. of little value or worth.

Origin of pistareen

1735–45, Americanism; perhaps alteration of Spanish peseta peseta
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  1. a Spanish coin, used in the US and the West Indies until the 18th century

Word Origin for pistareen

C18: perhaps changed from peseta
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