doubloon

noun
dou·​bloon | \ ˌdə-ˈblün How to pronounce doubloon (audio) \

Definition of doubloon

: an old gold coin of Spain and Spanish America

Examples of doubloon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Concerned krewes also try to throw goodies that people will keep: Some krewes talk of switching from beads to wooden doubloon coins that people can cash in with local businesses, as Popeyes chicken restaurant did in the 1970s. Michael Patrick Welch, The New Republic, 11 Feb. 2021 She’s right up there with the first person who put a plastic baby in a king cake, or tossed the first doubloon, or launched the first satirical dance troupe, maybe even the first people to put floats in a Carnival parade. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, 24 Jan. 2021 The doubloon is dated 1787 — 11 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed, the same year the Constitution was written, and five years before the federal mint opened in Philadelphia. BostonGlobe.com, 3 June 2020 Today, Wolfe is one of the main distributors of Mobile Mardi Gras’ doubloons. Lily Jackson | Ljackson@al.com, al, 8 Mar. 2020 The first doubloon trading group started in the mid-'70s. Lily Jackson | Ljackson@al.com, al, 8 Mar. 2020 Edward Wolfe searched for the Striker Mystic Society’s 1974 aluminum doubloon for years. Lily Jackson | Ljackson@al.com, al, 8 Mar. 2020 This Cupid’s saucy moment in the spotlight led off the Inca soiree, and for his hale and hearty efforts he was rewarded with raucous applause and showers of doubloons. al, 21 Feb. 2020 Overheard at National Geographic Beyond gold doubloons. National Geographic, 28 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of doubloon

1622, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for doubloon

Spanish doblón, augmentative of dobla, an old Spanish coin, from Latin dupla, feminine of duplus double — more at double

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“Doubloon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doubloon. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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