pe·​se·​ta pə-ˈsā-tə How to pronounce peseta (audio)
: the basic monetary unit of Spain until 2002

Examples of peseta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The peseta, the franc, and the escudo disappeared. Elisabeth Eaves, Wired, 1 Oct. 2020 European Currencies Before the euro became fiat currency in 1999 and physical notes and coins were issued in 2002, traveling around Europe meant pockets full of coins like the Italian lira, the Spanish peseta, and the Deutsche Mark. Ryan Craggs, CNT, 29 Aug. 2017

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Word History


Spanish, from diminutive of peso

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of peseta was in 1801

Dictionary Entries Near peseta

Cite this Entry

“Peseta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


pe·​se·​ta pə-ˈsāt-ə How to pronounce peseta (audio)
: the former basic unit of money of Spain
: a coin or bill representing one peseta

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