doubloon

noun

dou·​bloon ˌdə-ˈblün How to pronounce doubloon (audio)
: an old gold coin of Spain and Spanish America

Examples of doubloon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s estimated that the Eras Tour has already generated some $4.6 billion in consumer spending, and the beyond-robust ticket sales for the Eras Tour movie mean that the doubloons in Swift’s bank account are multiplying exponentially with every passing minute. Stephanie Zacharek, TIME, 14 Oct. 2023 Treasure hunters have long been obsessed with retrieving shiny gold doubloons and dazzling jewels from shipwrecks in the Bahamas. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 June 2023 But what was a pirate boss to do, upon seizing a Spanish galleon and filling his ship’s hold to the brim with jewels and silks and gold doubloons? Ian Beacock, The New Republic, 11 Apr. 2023 Will Ferrell The Anchorman star tossed doubloons — treasured coins that parade-goers aim to collect — into the crowd during his reign as King of the 2012 Krewe of Bacchus Parade, which has been led by a celebrity every year since 1969. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 21 Feb. 2023 Many of the krewes and mystic societies also throw souvenir doubloons—coins made of colored aluminum typically embedded with that year’s parade date, the krewe or mystic society logo, and the parade theme. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Feb. 2023 But Perdue kept two items for himself: a gold doubloon and the emerald. April Rubin, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Dec. 2022 Or two, which the Observer prefers: Even with the finish line in sight, there’s always something more to discover; a little more gleam to find on the season’s majestic doubloon. The Masked Observer, al, 2 Mar. 2022 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

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1622, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of doubloon was in 1622

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Cite this Entry

“Doubloon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doubloon. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

doubloon

noun
dou·​bloon ˌdə-ˈblün How to pronounce doubloon (audio)
: an old gold coin of Spain and Spanish America
Etymology

from Spanish doblón "doubloon"

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