stiver

noun

sti·​ver ˈstī-vər How to pronounce stiver (audio)
1
or stuiver : 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

Word History

Etymology

Dutch stuiver

First Known Use

1502, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of stiver was in 1502

Dictionary Entries Near stiver

Cite this Entry

“Stiver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stiver. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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