tha·​ler ˈtä-lər How to pronounce thaler (audio)
variants or taler
: any of numerous silver coins issued by various German states from the 15th to the 19th centuries and varying considerably in weight and fineness : a German dollar

Examples of thaler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Swashbuckling Count Andras Hadik occupied Berlin for one day in 1757 — in return for 300,000 silver thalers, left without destroying the city. Nick Holdsworth, Variety, 18 Feb. 2023

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Word History


German — more at dollar

First Known Use

1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thaler was in 1727

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“Thaler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Tha·​ler ˈthā-lər How to pronounce Thaler (audio)
Richard 1945–     American economist

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