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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: , name of a coin, from Latin denarius, from deni 'ten each'

denier

noun
     
den‧i‧er [uncountable]
a unit for measuring how thin nylon, silk etc thread is
10-/15-/20- etc denier
a pair of 15-denier tights

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