notgeld

noun not·geld \ˈnȯtˌgeld, ˈnät-, G ˈnōtˌgelt\

Definition of notgeld

plural

-s

  1. :  necessity money used in Germany and some eastern European states especially after World War I

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Origin and Etymology of notgeld

German, from not necessity (from Old High German nōt) + geld money (from Old High German gelt income, value) — more at need, geld


First Known Use: 1916


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