laa·​ri ˈlä-(ˌ)rē How to pronounce laari (audio)
variants or less commonly lari
plural laari also lari
a monetary subunit of the rufiyaa see rufiyaa at Money Table

Word History


probably from Divehi (Indo-Aryan language of the Maldive Islands), from Persian lārī piece of silver wire used as currency

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of laari was in 1983

Dictionary Entries Near laari

Cite this Entry

“Laari.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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