First Known Use of denier
Definition of denier
1 \də-ˈnir, də-ˈnyā\ : a small originally silver coin formerly used in western Europe
2 \ˈde-nyər\ : a unit of fineness for yarn equal to the fineness of a yarn weighing one gram for each 9000 meters <100-denier yarn is finer than 150-denier yarn>
Origin of denier
Middle English denere, from Anglo-French dener, denier, from Latin denarius, coin worth ten asses, from denarius containing ten, from deni ten each, from decem ten — more at ten
First Known Use: 15th century
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