Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Informal A deutsche mark.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German.]

Examples

  • Around the same time, a survey by Cologne's YouGov-Institute found that 49% of Germans want the "D-mark" back.

    Euro crisis: how long can Germany remain the saviour?

  • We promised Germans when we gave up the D-mark for the euro that we wouldn't pay for the debts of other nations—no bailouts.

    Merkel Party Seeks Euro Exit Policy

  • One day, Europeans might wake up and realize that the euro did not become the new D-mark, it became the new Italian lira.

    Johan Norberg: European Endgame

  • Only one major country made an effort to reform itself, Germany—the one country whose political culture would never have allowed it to opt for D-mark debauchery in the first place.

    Why Europe Dithers

  • Germany did this before with re-unification: a (good) policy with high fixed costs was undertaken so some recession was part of the bargain, but then in order to defend the D-mark there was no stabilization.

    Matthew Yglesias » Krugman on Europe

  • One day, Europeans might wake up and realize that the euro did not become the new D-mark, it became the new Italian lira.

    Johan Norberg: European Endgame

  • The transition would likely feature a period in which the euro and new D-mark circulate as parallel currencies.

    An Exit Strategy From the Euro

  • While Germany has certainly benefited from the euro and would see exports drop in its absence (its current customers would not be able to afford as much), the country should not pay more to keep the euro than it would lose from going back to the D-mark.

    Disbanding The Euro--A Worst-Case Scenario

  • While Germany has certainly benefited from the euro and would see exports drop in its absence (its current customers would not be able to afford as much), the country should not pay more to keep the euro than it would lose from going back to the D-mark.

    Disbanding The Euro--A Worst-Case Scenario

  • While Germany has certainly benefited from the euro and would see exports drop in its absence (its current customers would not be able to afford as much), the country should not pay more to keep the euro than it would lose from going back to the D-mark.

    Disbanding The Euro--A Worst-Case Scenario

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