Definition of jetton in English:

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jetton

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛt(ə)n/

noun

A counter or token used as a gambling chip or to operate slot machines.
Example sentences
  • In France the sculptor Germain Pilon was the first Contrôleur Général des Effigies, designing the royal portraits for medals as well as coins and jettons.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from French jeton, from jeter 'throw, add up accounts' (see jet1); so named because the term was formerly used in accounting.

Words that rhyme with jetton

Breton, Sowetan, threaten, Tibetan
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