variants or less commonly buksha or bogshah
plural buqshas or buqsha also bukshas or buksha or bogshahs or bogshah
: a monetary unit of the Republic of Yemen and formerly of Yemen Arab Republic equal to ¹/₄₀ rial
also : a coin representing one buqsha

Word History


Arabic buqsha

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of buqsha was in 1948

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“Buqsha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buqsha. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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