zwan·​zi·​ger | \ ˈtsfän(t)sə̇gə(r), ˈtsvä- \
plural zwanzigers

Definition of zwanziger

: a formerly used Austrian and German billon coin of 20 kreuzers

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First Known Use of zwanziger

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zwanziger

German, from zwanzig twenty, from Old High German zweinzug, from zwein- (akin to Old English twēgen, twā, tū two) + -zug group of 10

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“Zwanziger.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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