pistareen

pistareen

[pis-tuh-reen]
noun
1.
peseta ( def 2 ).
adjective
2.
of little value or worth.

Origin:
1735–45, Americanism; perhaps alteration of Spanish peseta peseta

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pistareen (ˌpɪstəˈriːn)
 
n
a Spanish coin, used in the US and the West Indies until the 18th century
 
[C18: perhaps changed from peseta]

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