Ostmark meaning

ôst'märk', ŏst'-
A former unit of currency in East Germany worth 100 pfennigs.
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The currency unit of the former German Democratic Republic (aka GDR, DDR, East Germany) until 1990, abbreviated DDM.
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Origin of ostmark

  • German Ost east (from Middle High German ōst, ōsten) (from Old High German ōstan aus- in Indo-European roots) Mark mark (from Middle High German marke, marc mark2)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition