stiver

[ stahy-ver ]
/ ˈstaɪ vər /

noun

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.

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Origin of stiver

First recorded in 1495–1505, stiver is from the Dutch word stuiver

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British Dictionary definitions for stiver

stiver
/ (ˈstaɪvə) /

noun

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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