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pistareen

[ pis-tuh-reen ]
/ ˌpɪs təˈrin /
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noun

adjective

of little value or worth.

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Origin of pistareen

1735–45, Americanism; perhaps alteration of Spanish pesetapeseta
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British Dictionary definitions for pistareen

pistareen
/ (ˌpɪstəˈriːn) /

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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