pis·​ta·​reen ˌpi-stə-ˈrēn How to pronounce pistareen (audio)
: an old Spanish silver piece circulating at a debased rate

Word History


probably modification of Spanish peseta peseta

First Known Use

1744, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pistareen was in 1744

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Cite this Entry

“Pistareen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pistareen. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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