German silver

noun

: a silver-white alloy of copper, zinc, and nickel

Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of German silver was in 1828

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“German silver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/German%20silver. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

German silver

noun
: a silver-white blend of copper, zinc, and nickel
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