pistareen

noun
pis·​ta·​reen | \ ˌpi-stə-ˈrēn How to pronounce pistareen (audio) \

Definition of pistareen

: an old Spanish silver piece circulating at a debased rate

First Known Use of pistareen

1744, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pistareen

probably modification of Spanish peseta peseta

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pistareen

Time Traveler for pistareen

Time Traveler

The first known use of pistareen was in 1744

See more words from the same year

Statistics for pistareen

Cite this Entry

“Pistareen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pistareen. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

Comments on pistareen

What made you want to look up pistareen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!