Definition of ducat
1 : a former European usually gold coin
2 : ticket 1
Recent Examples of ducat from the Web
Bentley didn’t reveal pricing for the limited edition Flying Spur Design Series by Mulliner, but figure on a least a few extra ducats over the standard car’s $191,725 base price.
Currently, a smattering of ducats are available through Ticketmaster’s resale site with prices starting at $118 for the nosebleed sections and landing at $1,500 for seats closest to the catwalk in the center of the stadium floor.
But this particular family-centric American circus never wanted to be the French-Canadian Cirque du Soleil, with its arty music, expensive ducats and elaborate mise en scene.
American Express cardholders will have first crack at the prized ducats, starting April 19 at 10 a.m. Sales will open to everyone else April 30 at 10 a.m. Performance dates at the Pantages are Aug. 11 through Dec. 30.
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Origin and Etymology of 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
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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