ko·​peck ˈkō-ˌpek How to pronounce kopeck (audio)
variants or less commonly kopek or copeck
a monetary subunit of the ruble (Russia) see ruble at Money Table

Examples of kopeck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One kopeck? WSJ, 25 Nov. 2022 Widespread hacking is partly rooted in the tradition of not paying a kopeck for anything that could be grabbed free off the web, like software or movies. Neil MacFarquhar, New York Times, 10 June 2016

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Word History


Russian kopeĭka

First Known Use

1669, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kopeck was in 1669

Dictionary Entries Near kopeck

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“Kopeck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kopeck. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


variants or kopek
: a unit of money equal to ¹⁄₁₀₀ ruble
: a coin representing one kopeck

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