[ stahy-ver ]
/ ˈstaɪ vər /


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

First recorded in 1495–1505, stiver is from the Dutch word stuiver Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stiver


/ (ˈstaɪvə) /


a former Dutch coin worth one twentieth of a guilder
a small amount, esp of money

Word Origin for stiver

C16: from Dutch stuiver; related to Middle Low German stüver, Danish styver
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