duc·​at | \ ˈdə-kət How to pronounce ducat (audio) \

Definition of ducat

1 : a former European usually gold coin

Examples of ducat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From friends, or from their company, or maybe the sweet ducats just floated down from the sky. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Warriors’ fans love the cotton candy and butlers, but would like more points," 24 Oct. 2019 American Express card holders, however, have early access to ducats, during a presale that runs from 10 a.m. Sept. 15 to 10 p.m. Sept. 19. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, "Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer unite for Oracle Park date," 10 Sep. 2019 And the top winner will receive ducats to all those, plus (by our count) over 40 others in this sweepstakes presented by Chase. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, "Win 2 tickets to EVERY Chase Center event in 2019," 28 Aug. 2019 All 15,000 attendees at Honolulu Stadium on New Year's Day 1949 would have been reluctant to surrender their tickets to the Pineapple Bowl, so beautiful were those die-cut ducats shaped like the tropical plant. Steve Rushin, SI.com, "The Death of Paper Tickets and the Stories They Leave Behind," 12 Sep. 2019 The decision to dump the paper ducats, said Glen Thornborough, the chief revenue officer on Causeway Street, came after some three years of weighing the pluses and minuses of the digital ticket age. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, "Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo next on Bruins’ list," 13 July 2019 Nearly a century after printing tickets — for season ticket holders and walkup customers alike —, the Original Six Bruins have jumped the digital ducat shark. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, "Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo next on Bruins’ list," 13 July 2019 With fees, prime weekend tickets will go for close to $200 with even the cheapest ducats typically setting audiences back three figures. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Cirque du Supper: Teatro ZinZanni bets big on a long-lost space in Chicago’s Loop," 26 June 2019 Caterina and Riaro left Rome only after securing 8,000 ducats in compensation and recognition of their estates in Imola and Forlì, as well as Riaro's appointment as captain-general of the Vatican troops. National Geographic, "This Renaissance warrior woman defied powerful popes to defend her lands," 15 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of ducat

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ducat

Middle English, from Middle French, from Old Italian ducato coin with the doge's portrait on it, from duca doge, from Late Greek douk-, doux leader, from Latin duc-, dux

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13 Nov 2019

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“Ducat.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ducat. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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