pen·​gö ˈpeŋ-ˌgər How to pronounce pengö (audio)
-ˌgœ How to pronounce pengö (audio)
plural pengö or pengös
: the basic monetary unit of Hungary from 1925 to 1946

Word History


Hungarian pengő, literally, jingling

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pengö was in 1925

Dictionary Entries Near pengö

Cite this Entry

“Pengö.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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