pfennig

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noun pfen·nig \ˈfe-nig, -nik, G ˈ(p)fe-niḵ\

Definition of pfennig

plural

pfennig

also

pfennigs

play \ˈfe-nigz, -niks\ or

pfennige

play \ˈ(p)fe-ni-gə, -ni-yə\
  1. :  a former monetary unit equal to 1100 deutsche mark

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Origin and Etymology of pfennig

German, from Old High German pfenning — more at penny


First Known Use: 1549

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