noun (plural drachmas or drachmae /-mē/)
1The basic monetary unit of Greece (until the introduction of the euro), notionally equal to 100 lepta.
More example sentences
- Although we were told that the price of living here had become much more expensive since the euro replaced the drachma, it still seemed pretty cheap to us - especially eating out.
- The drachma disappeared, replaced by the euro when Greece joined the single European currency.
- The euro, which replaces the old francs, marks, guilders, pesetas, escudos, drachmas, and lire of the European Union, is not yet five years old.
Definition of drachma in:
- The British & World English dictionary