drachma drachma  /d ˈræk mə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
  2. (n) formerly the basic unit of money in Greece

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. After that, shrewd promoters with an eye for a fast drachma started beauty contests all over the place.
  2. The value of the drachma rose slightlyat week's end, a dollar was worth a mere 90 million drachmas.
  3. Soon McNall, the former boy tycoon, may not have an old -- or even a plugged -- drachma to call his own.

Quotes

  • Pattakos praised the junta's record: "In our time, there was no debt. Not one drachma went astray. The Greeks are not disciplined like the Germans or the British. They need authority."
    on May 10, 2010 By: Stylianos Pattakos Source: Axis of Logic

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