stiver

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch stuiver, cognate with Middle Low German stüver.

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Noun[edit]

stiver (plural stivers)

  1. (historical) A small Dutch coin worth one twentieth of a guilder.
  2. Anything of small value.
    • 1761, Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, vol. 4 (Penguin 2003, p. 223):
      ’Tis not worth a single stiver, said the bandy-leg'd drummer.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 16
      [A]ll hands, including the captain, received certain shares of the profits called lays . . . . And though the 275th lay was what they call a rather long lay, yet it was better than nothing; and if we had a lucky voyage, might pretty nearly pay for the clothing I would wear out on it, not to speak of my three years' beef and board, for which I would not have to pay one stiver.

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Noun[edit]

stiver c (singular definite stiveren, plural indefinite stivere)

  1. brace, shore, prop
  2. stanchion, pillar
  3. rib, spoke
  4. strut

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