deutsche mark

deut·​sche mark | \ ˈdȯich-ˌmärk How to pronounce deutsche mark (audio) , ˈdoi-chə-ˌmärk How to pronounce deutsche mark (audio) \
variants: or less commonly deutschmark \ ˈdȯich-​ˌmärk How to pronounce deutsche mark (audio) \

Definition of deutsche mark

: the basic monetary unit of West Germany from 1948 to 1990 and of reunited Germany from 1990 to 2001

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Recent Examples on the Web In addition, the Germans, as a condition of giving up the deutsche mark in favor of the euro, insisted on stringent limits on public deficits, even in the face of disasters such as the Greek collapse. Robert Kuttner, The New York Review of Books, 13 Apr. 2021 But the market changed when sports/GTs became exercises in rocketry and the dollar dipped versus the deutsche mark. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 12 May 2020 With that, the lev became a clone of the deutsche mark. Steve H. Hanke, WSJ, 12 Aug. 2018 Italy took the soft option frequently in the past, with the lira losing two-thirds of its value against the dollar from 1970 to the start of the euro, while the deutsche mark doubled. James Mackintosh, WSJ, 31 May 2018 More Look at two zero-coupon bonds, issued by Deutsche Bank in October 1996, one in lire and the other in German deutsche marks. James Mackintosh, WSJ, 31 May 2018 Germans can still exchange old deutsche marks for euros at the Bundesbank. Brian Blackstone, WSJ, 20 Oct. 2017 Unable to block it, Mitterrand insisted that Germany bind itself to the rest of Europe by giving up the deutsche mark for the euro. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, 18 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of deutsche mark

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deutsche mark

German, German mark

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18 Apr 2021

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“Deutsche mark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of deutsche mark

: a basic unit of money that was formerly used in Germany also : a coin or bill representing one deutsche mark

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