Origin of deutsche markGer, German mark
[alsoD- m-] the former basic monetary unit of Germany, superseded in 2002 by the euro: abbrev. DM
also written deutsche′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.)