drachma drachma  /d ˈræk mə/


  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



  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.


  • 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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