or qursh or qurush or less commonly ghirsh , qirshes or qirsh or qursh or qurush or less commonly ghirsh : a monetary unit of Saudi Arabia equal to ¹/₂₂ riyal until 1960 and since then equal to ¹/₂₀riyal
also : a coin representing one qirsh
plural qirshes or qirsh : piastre sense 3b

Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of qirsh was in 1948

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“Qirsh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/qirsh. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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