baisa

noun
bai·​sa | \ ˈbī-(ˌ)zä How to pronounce baisa (audio) \
variants: or baiza \ ˈbī-​(ˌ)zä How to pronounce baiza (audio) \
plural baisa or baisas or baiza or baizas

Definition of baisa

: a monetary unit of Oman equivalent to ¹/₁₀₀₀rial — see rial at Money Table also : a coin representing one baiza

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First Known Use of baisa

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baisa

colloquial Arabic, from Hindi paisā

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“Baisa.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baisa. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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