[alsoD- m-] the former basic monetary unit of Germany, superseded in 2002 by the euro: abbrev. DM
also written deutsche′mark·
Origin of deutsche markGer, German mark
The primary unit of currency in Germany before the adoption of the euro.
Origin of deutsche markGerman deutsche feminine singular of deutsch German ( from Middle High German diutsch ) ( from Old High German diutisc of the people ; see teutā- in Indo-European roots.) Mark mark ( from Middle High German marc, marke stamped precious metal bar, half-pound of silver or gold ; see merg- in Indo-European roots.)