- Also stuiver. a former nickel coin of the Netherlands, equal to five Dutch cents.
- the smallest possible amount: not worth a stiver; not a stiver of work.
Origin of stiver
Examples from the Web for stiver
Historical Examples of stiver
Not a stiver in his pockets, nor as much as a sleeve-link to help pay for the burial.'Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
Not a stiver would they get in Belfast, until backed by the Queen's troops.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
To force her was the way to stiver up every contrary emotion.Beyond
Hadn't a stiver left one night, but I pawned my grandfather's Louis xiv.Border Ghost Stories
"Not worth a stiver" is a colloquialism to express a person's poverty.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
- a former Dutch coin worth one twentieth of a guilder
- a small amount, esp of money