English - Etymology
Attested since about 1500, from early Dutch daler, daalder, from German Taler, Thaler (“dollar”), from Sankt Joachimsthaler, literally "of Joachimstal," coins minted in the Saint Joachim valley (Tal is German for "valley"); ultimately from Joachim + Tal.
English - Pronunciation
English - Noun
- Official designation for currency in some parts of the world, including Canada, Australia, the United States, Hong Kong, and elsewhere. Its symbol is $.
- (by extension) Money generally.
- Colloquially in the United Kingdom, a quarter of a pound or one crown, historically minted as a coin of approximately the same size and composition as a then-contemporary dollar coin of the United States, and worth slightly more.
(attributive, historical) Imported from the United States, and paid for in U.S. dollars. (Note: distinguish "dollar wheat", North American farmers' slogan, meaning a market price of one dollar per bushel.)
- 1952 Brigadier Sir Harry Mackeson, House of Commons, London; Hansard vol 504 col 271, 22 July 1952:
- 1956 The Spectator Vol.197 p.342:
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- Australian dollar
- bet one’s bottom dollar
- dollar diplomacy
- look like a million dollars
- the sixty-four-thousand-dollar question
- top dollar
- US dollar
Dutch - Etymology
Dutch - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): /ˈdɔlɑr/