variants: or abbasi \ ə-​ˈbä-​sē How to pronounce abbasi (audio) \ or less commonly abaze \ ə-​ˈbä-​ze How to pronounce abaze (audio) \
plural abasi or abasis or abbasi or abbasis also abaze or abazes

Definition of abasi

1 : an Afghan yellow bronze coin equivalent to four shahi that was issued between 1921 and 1923
2 : an Afghan unit of value for postage stamps one-abasi stamps two-abasi stamps

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First Known Use of abasi

circa 1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for abasi

variant transliterations of Persian ʽabbāsī abassi

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“Abasi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abasi. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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