plural noun
ren·​min·​bi | \ ˈren-ˈmin-ˈbē \
variants: or Renminbi

Definition of renminbi

: the official currency of the People's Republic of China consisting of yuan

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On Tuesday, the renminbi had lost a little more ground against the dollar. Matt Phillips, The Seattle Times, "As trade war escalates, stock markets shrug — here’s why," 18 Sep. 2018 The yuan, also known as the renminbi, has been slipping steadily against the dollar since April. WSJ, "Strong Dollar Hits China’s Foreign-Exchange Reserves," 7 Nov. 2018 Finally, Cornell University’s Eswar Prasad says the PBOC is in a good spot with the renminbi., "Germany’s An Election Cycle From Generational Change: Kornblum," 25 Sep. 2017 China's currency has been a sore point for a number of U.S. administrations, which have blasted China for allowing the renminbi to weaken to help exports. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Senate rebuke of Trump tariffs won't actually change anything," 12 July 2018 Born in the province of Inner Mongolia, he was sold as an infant by his impoverished parents to a more prosperous family in a neighboring village for 50 renminbi—the equivalent of $7. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Meet the Chinese Philanthropists Who Are Pledging Big Money to End Climate Change," 25 May 2018 How much has the Trump family made, and where, and who has paid them, right down to the last ruble, renminbi, manat, shekel, peso, and loonie? Kevin Baker, The New Republic, "Why America needs truth and reconciliation after Trump," 17 May 2018 Klaus Baader, Chief Economist:Asia Pacific, Societe Generale HK Branch discussed Macron’s win in the French legislative election, stability in the renminbi and China’s possible MSCI inclusion with Angie Lau and Bryan Curtis., "Generational Change Being Seen in France," 19 June 2017 Dollars, pounds, euros, yen and renminbi are better means of payment, stores of value and things in themselves. Bill Harris, Recode, "Bitcoin is the greatest scam in history," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of renminbi

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for renminbi

Chinese (Beijing) rénmínbì, from rénmín people + currency

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