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

Definition of guilder

: gulden

Examples of guilder in a Sentence

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

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“Guilder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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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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