ko·​bo ˈkō-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce kobo (audio)
plural kobo also kobos
a monetary subunit of the naira see naira at Money Table

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Fidelity’s shares rose as much as 3.7 percent before paring gains to trade unchanged at 82 kobo by 1:27 p.m. in Lagos. Emele Onu, Bloomberg.com, 1 May 2017

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Word History


alteration of copper entry 1

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kobo was in 1972

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“Kobo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kobo. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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