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Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

(Ir£) The Irish pound: formerly the standard monetary unit of the Republic of Ireland, divided into 100 pence. It was subsumed into the euro for all purposes except cash transactions in...

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Punt

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 22 words.

1. English (Norfolk): variant of Pont.

2. German (also Pünt): variant of Pund.

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Punt

Robert Fay.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 370 words.

Few things are certain about the land of Punt. Scholars have not confidently identified any Puntite artifacts, and they are

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Punter

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 48 words.

One who takes a punt, in the sense of gambling. The term can also refer to any client or customer,

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Punt

Robert Fay.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 377 words.

Few things are certain about the land of Punt. Scholars have not confidently identified any Puntite artifacts, and they are

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punter

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 197 words.

Our choice of venue is usually the Mermaid Restaurant, where punters can dine al fresco at white plastic tables, rain

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punter

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 212 words.

Our choice of venue is usually the Mermaid Restaurant, where punters can dine al fresco at white plastic tables, rain

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punt

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 46 words.

take (or have) a punt at have a go at; attempt. Australian & New Zealand informal 1998 Times: Magazine

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punter

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 197 words.

Our choice of venue is usually the Mermaid Restaurant, where punters can dine al fresco at white plastic tables, rain

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punt

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 44 words.

at cards, lay a stake against the bank. XVIII. — F. ponter, rel. to ponte punt in ombre, player

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punt

Peter Moles and Nicholas Terry.

in The Handbook of International Financial Terms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services. 22 words.

Common slang term for speculative trading. Hence, to punt in a stock is to trade speculatively (cf. spectail).

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