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1(until the introduction of the euro in 2002) a monetary unit in Austria, equal to one hundredth of a schilling.
- ‘Four talers, six groschen, ten pfennige, and eighty miles to Austria.’
- 1.1historical A small German silver coin.
- 1.2informal (until the introduction of the euro in 2002) a German ten-pfennig piece.
German, from Middle High German grosse, from medieval Latin (denarius) grossus thick (penny); compare with groat.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.