Definition of kroon in US English:



  • (until the introduction of the euro in 2011) the basic monetary unit of Estonia, equal to 100 senti.

    • ‘The EEK or Estonian kroon exchanged at 14.62 to the US dollar in September, 1999.’
    • ‘In the case of Estonia, for instance, eight Estonian kroons are covered by one Deutschmark.’
    • ‘In Estonia, more than half want to retain the kroon, which many see as a symbol of their liberation from the old Soviet Union in 1991.’
    • ‘So you will still have to cope with the kroon, zloty, tolar and forint for a few years.’
    • ‘Diesel, for example, will go up from 2.55 to 3.84 kroons a litre.’


Estonian, literally ‘crown’; compare with krona, krone.