[fen-ig; German pfen-ikh]
noun, plural pfennigs, pfennige [German pfen-i-guh] .
a copper-coated iron coin and monetary unit of Germany until the euro was adopted, the 100th part of a Deutsche mark.
(formerly) a minor coin and monetary unit of East Germany, the 100th part of an ostmark.

1540–50; < German: penny Unabridged
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pfennig (ˈfɛnɪɡ, German ˈpfɛnɪç)
n , pl -nigs, -nige
1.  a former German monetary unit worth one hundredth of a Deutschmark
2.  (formerly) a monetary unit worth one hundredth of an East German ostmark
[German: penny]

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