rap·​pen ˈrä-pən How to pronounce rappen (audio)
variants or Rappen
plural rappen or Rappen
: the centime of Switzerland

Note: In the past, rappen was occasionally used as a general term for a small Swiss coin.

Word History


German, from German dialect, literally, raven

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rappen was in 1838

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Cite this Entry

“Rappen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rappen. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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