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denier

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noun de·ni·er \di-ˈnī(-ə)r, dē-\

Definition of denier

  1. :  one who denies <deniers of the truth>



15th Century

First Known Use of denier

15th century


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denier

noun de·nier

Definition of denier

  1. 1 \də-ˈnir, də-ˈnyā\ :  a small originally silver coin formerly used in western Europe

  2. 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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