denier

noun (1)
de·ni·er | \di-ˈnī(-ə)r, dē-\

Definition of denier 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: one who denies deniers of the truth

denier

noun (2)
de·nier

Definition of denier (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of denier

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for denier

Noun (2)

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

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