gersh

noun

variants or less commonly ghersh
plural gersh also ghersh
: a monetary unit of Ethiopia equal to ¹/₂₀ birr before 1903 and later equal to ¹/₁₆ birr
also : a formerly minted coin representing one gersh

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gersh was circa 1964

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“Gersh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gersh. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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