tha·​ler ˈtä-lər How to pronounce thaler (audio)
variants or
: 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

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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Cite this Entry

“Thaler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

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

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