thaler

noun
tha·​ler | \ ˈtä-lər How to pronounce thaler (audio) \
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Definition of thaler

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Thaler

biographical name
Tha·​ler | \ ˈthā-lər How to pronounce Thaler (audio) \

Definition of Thaler (Entry 2 of 2)

Richard 1945–     American economist

First Known Use of thaler

Noun

1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thaler

Noun

German — more at dollar

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“Thaler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thaler. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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