Cardecu Car"de*cu (k[aum]r"d[-e]*k[-u]), n. [Corrupt, from F. quart d'['e]cu.] A quarter of a crown. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The bunch of them were not worth a cardecu. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cardecu — noun /ˈkɑːdɪkjuː/ A silver French coin worth a quarter of an écu. , 1819: “a set of hilding fellows there were, whom we dismissed to find them a new master enough had been done for revenge and profit; the bunch of them were not worth a cardecu.”… …   Wiktionary

  • cardecu — car·de·cu …   English syllables

  • cardecu — ˈkärdəˌkyü noun ( s) Etymology: French quart d écu quarter of an ecu : an old French silver coin equal to 1/4 ecu that was first issued by Henry III …   Useful english dictionary

  • cardakew — var. of cardecu, Obs …   Useful english dictionary

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