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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fourpence, groatnoun

    a former English silver coin worth four pennies

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Groatnoun

    Etymology: groot, Dutch; grosso, Italian.

    My mother was wont
    To call them woollen vassals, things created
    To buy and sell with groats. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    I dare lay a groat,
    A tertian ague is at least your lot. John Dryden, Fables.

    Imagine a person of quality prevailed on to marry a woman much his inferior, and without a groat to her fortune. Jonathan Swift.

  2. Groatnoun

    Etymology: groot, Dutch; grosso, Italian.

    My mother was wont
    To call them woollen vassals, things created
    To buy and sell with groats. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    I dare lay a groat,
    A tertian ague is at least your lot. John Dryden, Fables.

    Imagine a person of quality prevailed on to marry a woman much his inferior, and without a groat to her fortune. Jonathan Swift.

ChatGPT

  1. groat

    A groat is a former British monetary unit that was worth four old pennies. It is also the term used to refer to any of various medieval European coins, especially those of England in the 14th and 15th centuries. In another context, particularly in North America, "groat" is used to refer to the hulled crushed grain, especially of oats or wheat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Groatnoun

    an old English silver coin, equal to four pence

  2. Groatnoun

    any small sum of money

  3. Etymology: [LG. grte, orig., great, that is, a great piece of coin, larger than other coins in former use. See Great.]

Wikidata

  1. Groat

    The groat or fuppence is the traditional name of a long-defunct English silver coin worth four English pence, and also a Scottish coin originally worth fourpence, with later issues being valued at eightpence and one shilling.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Groat

    grawt, or grōt, n. an English silver coin, worth fourpence—only coined after 1662 as Maundy money—the silver fourpenny-piece, coined from 1836-56, was not called a groat: a very small sum, proverbially. [Old Low Ger. grote, a coin of Bremen—orig. grote sware, 'great pennies,' as compared with the smaller copper coins, five to the groat.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GROAT

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Groat is ranked #14794 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Groat surname appeared 2,006 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Groat.

    94.4% or 1,894 total occurrences were White.
    1.5% or 30 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 28 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1.3% or 27 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 14 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 13 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. gator

  2. gotra

  3. argot

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of groat in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of groat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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