pois·​ka ˈpȯi-skə How to pronounce poiska (audio)
variants or poisha
plural poiska or poisha
: a monetary unit of Bangladesh equal to ¹/₁₀₀ taka

called also paisa

: a coin representing one poiska

Word History


Bengali poisa, probably from Hindi paisa, paisa

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of poiska was in 1974

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“Poiska.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poiska. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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