plural -s
: a coin formerly used in Turkey that was originally of silver and was equivalent to 6 piasters

Word History


borrowed from Turkish altılık, literally, "having six parts," from altı "six" + -lık, noun and adjective suffix

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of altilik was in 1839

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near altilik

Cite this Entry

“Altilik.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!