noun \ˈyen\
plural yen

Definition of YEN

the basic monetary unit of Japan — see money table

Origin of YEN

Japanese en
First Known Use: 1875

Rhymes with YEN



Definition of YEN

:  a strong desire or propensity <a yen for the sea>; also :  urge, craving <a yen for ice cream>

Origin of YEN

obsolete English argot yen-yen craving for opium, from Chinese (Guangdong) yīn-yáhn, from yīn opium + yáhn craving
First Known Use: 1906


intransitive verb

Definition of YEN

:  to have an intense desire :  long

First Known Use of YEN

circa 1919


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