Definition of jetton in English:

jetton

noun

  • A counter or token used as a gambling chip or to operate slot machines.

    • ‘In France the sculptor Germain Pilon was the first Contrôleur Général des Effigies, designing the royal portraits for medals as well as coins and jettons.’
    token, chip, disc, jetton
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Origin

Mid 18th century: from French jeton, from jeter throw, add up accounts (see jet); so named because the term was formerly used in accounting.

Pronunciation

jetton

/ˈdʒɛt(ə)n/