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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Dutch
Origin: daler, from German joachimstaler, from Sankt Joachimsthal, name of a Bavarian town where the coins were first made

dollar

noun
     
Related topics: Currencies
dol‧lar S1 W3 [countable]
1PEC the standard unit of money in the US, Canada, Australia, and some other countries, divided into 100 cents: symbol $:
It cost three dollars.
a ten-dollar bill
You can pay in dollars or euros at the airport.
2

the dollar

PEC the value of US money in relation to the money of other countries:
The pound has risen against the dollar (=increased in value in relation to the dollar).

➔ you can bet your bottom dollar

at bet1 (4)

; ➔ feel/look like a million dollars

at million (4)

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