bai·​sa ˈbī-(ˌ)zä How to pronounce baisa (audio)
variants or baiza
plural baisa or baisas or baiza or baizas
: a monetary unit of Oman equivalent to ¹/₁₀₀₀rial see rial at Money Table
also : a coin representing one baiza

Word History


colloquial Arabic, from Hindi paisā

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baisa was in 1970

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“Baisa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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