pe·​se·​ta | \ pə-ˈsā-tə How to pronounce peseta (audio) \

Definition of peseta

: the basic monetary unit of Spain until 2002

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "9 Travel Trends That Have Disappeared," 29 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of peseta

1801, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peseta

Spanish, from diminutive of peso

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“Peseta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of peseta

: the basic unit of money of Spain until 2002

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