Definition of pfennig in English:

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pfennig

Pronunciation: /ˈfeniɡ/

noun

A monetary unit of Germany (until the introduction of the euro), equal to one hundredth of a mark.
Example sentences
  • His grandfather, currently a garrison commander whisked away in the Carnic Alps, was the mayor of some Emilian town where the Austrian pfennig and the French franc are as yet applicable synonyms for lira.
  • Within two years of such a vote, pounds and pence could be going the same way as guilders and pfennigs.
  • The announcement sent sterling tumbling in New York trading last night, hitting DM2. 69-nine pfennigs below its former permitted ERM floor against the German mark.

Origin

From German Pfennig; related to penny.

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