plural hwan
: the won of South Korea

Note: Although won is the transliteration that is currently used for South Korea's basic monetary unit, hwan was the prevalent transliteration from 1953 to 1962.

Word History



First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hwan was in 1953

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“Hwan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hwan. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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