Definition of falus

 (Entry 1 of 2)

plural of fels


variants: or less commonly fulus
plural falus also fulus

Definition of falus (Entry 2 of 2)

: one of a series of irregularly shaped copper coins of the former khanate of Bukhara produced in the early 20th century in denominations of two, four, and eight

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of falus


1584, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about falus

Time Traveler for falus

Time Traveler

The first known use of falus was in 1584

See more words from the same year

Statistics for falus

Cite this Entry

“Falus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/falus. Accessed 7 December 2019.

Comments on falus

What made you want to look up falus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


the study of flags

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!