Straits dollar

noun
\ ˈstrāts- How to pronounce Straits dollar (audio) \

Definition of Straits dollar

: a dollar formerly issued by British Malaya and used in much of southern and eastern Asia and the East Indies

First Known Use of Straits dollar

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Straits dollar

Straits Settlements, former British crown colony

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The first known use of Straits dollar was in 1908

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“Straits dollar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Straits%20dollar. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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