Straits dollar

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Straits Settlements, former British crown colony

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Straits dollar was in 1908

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Cite this Entry

“Straits dollar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Straits%20dollar. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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