drachma : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
- n formerly the basic unit of money in Greece
- They wagered 50,000 Greek drachma ($650) on the sovereign to whom they are accredited, Tsar Boris of Bulgaria.
- After that, shrewd promoters with an eye for a fast drachma started beauty contests all over the place.
- The value of the drachma rose slightlyat week's end, a dollar was worth a mere 90 million drachmas.
- Stylianos Pattakos in Axis of Logic
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."