pai·​sa | \ pī-ˈsä How to pronounce paisa (audio) \

Definition of paisa

1 plural paisa a monetary subunit of the rupee (Nepal, Pakistan) and taka — see rupee, taka at Money Table
2 plural paise\ pī-​ˈsā How to pronounce paise (audio)\ a monetary subunit of the rupee (India) — see rupee at Money Table

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Then dine like a local at Gloria de la Gloria—order the bandeja paisa, a giant plate of rice, beans, meat, plantains, and more. Ariana Marsh, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Days in Medellín, Colombia," 16 Apr. 2018 Not too shabby for the paisa who still thinks himself an up-and-comer and the new kid on the block. Marjua Estevez, Billboard, "J Balvin Lives His Moment With Chart And Touring Success," 8 Nov. 2017 Tovar suggests the bandeja paisa, a typical dish in his hometown of Pereira in the foothills of the Andes mountains. Tom Hanchett, charlotteobserver, "Brunch across Latin America … in Charlotte | Charlotte Observer," 24 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of paisa

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for paisa

ultimately from Hindi & Urdu paisā, a quarter-anna coin, from Old Indo-Aryan *padāmśa quarter part; akin to Sanskrit pada footstep and aṁśa part

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The first known use of paisa was in 1884

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