baiza

noun

bai·​za ˈbī-(ˌ)zä How to pronounce baiza (audio)
plural baiza or baizas
: a monetary subunit of the rial (Oman) see rial at Money Table

Word History

Etymology

Arabic baisa, probably from Gujarati paisɔ, from Hindi paisā quarter-anna coin — more at paisa

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baiza was in 1970

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Cite this Entry

“Baiza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baiza. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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