plural riksdalers
: an old Swedish dollar similar to the German reichsthaler and serving as the country's basic monetary unit from the 16th century to 1878
also : a coin representing one riksdaler

Word History


Swedish, from rike kingdom, realm (from Old Norse rīki) + daler

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near riksdaler

Cite this Entry

“Riksdaler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riksdaler. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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