ru·​ble | \ ˈrü-bəl How to pronounce ruble (audio) \
variants: or rouble

Definition of ruble

1 the basic monetary unit of Russia — see Money Table
2 : the basic monetary unit of Belarus — see Money Table

Examples of ruble in a Sentence

She gave the driver a ruble. The ruble fell against the U.S. dollar.
Recent Examples on the Web As the Russian ruble has largely increased in value despite President Biden's overtures toward halting oil purchases by the U.S., Chinese President Xi Jinping has been meeting with Vladimir Putin and forging energy purchase agreements. Charles Creitz, Fox News, 14 Sep. 2022 In the days after Russia’s invasion began on Feb. 24, the ruble fell from about 80 to the dollar to a low of 120 to the dollar. Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2022 The ruble fell to its lowest value in more than two decades. Monica Hersher, NBC News, 17 Mar. 2022 Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the ruble fell to its weakest value ever against the U.S. dollar. David Luhnow, WSJ, 3 Mar. 2022 The ruble on Monday fell to a record low against the dollar, dropping to under 1 U.S. cent. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 2 Mar. 2022 Meanwhile, the ruble fell to 89.60 to the dollar, its lowest foreign-exchange rate in history. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 28 Feb. 2022 As a result of the sanctions, the Russian stock market nose-dived, losing a third of its value, while the ruble fell to a record low exchange rate. Michael Schwirtz,, 24 Feb. 2022 The ruble fell toward 81 versus the US dollar, its weakest level in more than a year and close to its all-time low. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 22 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ruble

1557, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ruble

Russian rubl'

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17 Sep 2022

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“Ruble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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ru·​ble | \ ˈrü-bəl \

Kids Definition of ruble

: a Russian coin or bill

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