guilder

noun
guil·​der | \ ˈgil-dər How to pronounce guilder (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web The official currency is the Netherlands Antillean guilder, but most listings are marketed in American dollars.) Mr. Seijs attributed much of the uptick to Curaçao’s status as one of a handful of Caribbean islands outside the hurricane belt. Marcelle Sussman Fischler, New York Times, "House Hunting on Curaçao: A Circular Villa on the Sea for $979,000," 1 Apr. 2020 The short film takes us on a journey through history introducing us to past monarchs like Beatrix of the Netherlands on the guilder. Gail Fletcher, National Geographic, "See what Europe’s coins looked like before the euro," 28 June 2019 Official recognition made both of these things possible, and Adams was able–after gaining official recognition from the state–to secure a loan of five million guilder. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "John Adams Was the United States’ First Ambassador as Well as Its Second President," 19 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of guilder

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for guilder

Middle English gylder, gyldren, modification of Middle Dutch gulden

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“Guilder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guilder. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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guilder

noun
How to pronounce guilder (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of guilder

: a basic unit of money that was formerly used in the Netherlands also : a coin or bill representing one guilder

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