pl. -·nigs or Pfen′nige
a former monetary unit of Germany, equal to of a deutsche mark
Origin of pfennigGer: see penny
nounpl. pfennig or pfen·nigs
A coin formerly used in Germany, worth 1/100 of a deutsche mark
Origin of pfennigGerman, from Middle High German pfennic, from Old High German pfenning.
(plural pfennige or pfennigs)
- One one-hundredth of the former German mark (Deutsche Mark).
- German Pfennig