guil·​der ˈgil-dər How to pronounce guilder (audio)
: gulden

Examples of guilder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since countries around the world had to have dollars on hand in order to buy oil (and other key commodities such as gold, also priced in dollars), the greenback became the world’s reserve currency, a status formerly enjoyed by the British pound, French franc and Dutch guilder. Frank Holmes, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 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, 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, 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, 19 Apr. 2017

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Word History


Middle English gylder, gyldren, modification of Middle Dutch gulden

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of guilder was in the 15th century

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“Guilder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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