Definition of patacon in US English:

patacon

(also patagon, patacoon)

noun

  • 1Any of various silver coins current in Portuguese and Spanish territories from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Now historical.

  • 2A monetary unit of the province of Buenos Aires in Argentina, being a government bond with a face value of one peso.

Origin

Late 16th century. Apparently originally from Portuguese patacon, patacão from pataca + -on. In later use also from Spanish patacón and perhaps other Romance languages: compare Spanish patacón, Catalan patacó, Middle French patacon (French patagon), Italian pataccone, patachina.

Pronunciation

patacon

/ˈpatəkɒn/