the former basic monetary unit of Germany, superseded in 2002 by the euro: abbrev.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 teuta- 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).