Definition of markka in US English:

markka

noun

  • The basic monetary unit of Finland (until replaced by the euro), equal to 100 penniä.

    • ‘Finland granted its own currency, the markka, within the Russian Empire.’
    • ‘The markka, or Finnmark, is the basic monetary unit.’
    • ‘Finnish bankers forecast that the outgoing markka will be overtaken by euro as the most used currency by the beginning of next week.’
    • ‘If you were a counterfeiter in Finland before the euro, and you wanted to counterfeit the markka, after about half an hour you would have produced enough to saturate the market.’
    • ‘More than 10 percent of Finland's exports are shipped by air and the stoppage would mean additional losses to Finnish industry of around 70 million markka per day.’

Origin

Finnish.

Pronunciation

markka

/ˈmärkə/