noun zwan·zi·ger \ˈtsfän(t)sə̇gə(r), ˈtsvä-\

Definition of zwanziger



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

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Origin and Etymology of zwanziger

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

First Known Use: 1828

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a trip made at another's expense

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