stiver

noun
sti·​ver | \ ˈstī-vər How to pronounce stiver (audio) \

Definition of stiver

1 or stuiver \ ˈstī-​vər How to pronounce stuiver (audio) \ : a formerly used unit of value of the Netherlands equal to 1/20 gulden or 5 Dutch cents also : a coin representing one stiver
2 dated : the smallest amount especially : the smallest amount of money not worth a stiver

First Known Use of stiver

1502, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stiver

Dutch stuiver

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“Stiver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stiver. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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