Definition of pataca
the basic monetary unit of Macao — see money table
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Macau’s April casino receipts rose 16.3 percent to 20.2 billion patacas ($2.52 billion), beating the median analysts’ estimate of a 15 percent rise.
A dollar is, however, slightly more valuable than a pataca.
The Macanese pataca and Hong Kong dollar are separate currencies but virtually interchangeable in Macau.
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Origin and Etymology of pataca
First Known Use: 1928See Words from the same year
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