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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zwanziger was in 1828

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“Zwanziger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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