pistareen

[pis-tuh-reen]
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noun

adjective

of little value or worth.

Nearby words

  1. pissoir,
  2. pisspot,
  3. pissy,
  4. pistachio,
  5. pistachio green,
  6. piste,
  7. pistil,
  8. pistillate,
  9. pistle,
  10. pistoia

Origin of pistareen

1735–45, Americanism; perhaps alteration of Spanish peseta peseta

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British Dictionary definitions for pistareen

pistareen

noun

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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