rupee

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noun ru·pee \rü-ˈpē, ˈrü-ˌpē\

Definition of rupee

  1. the basic monetary unit of India, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, Seychelles, and Sri Lanka — see money table

Origin and Etymology of rupee

Hindi & Urdu rūpaiyā, from Sanskrit rūpya coined silver


First Known Use: 1610


RUPEE Defined for English Language Learners

rupee

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noun ru·pee \rü-ˈpē, ˈrü-ˌpē\

Definition of rupee for English Language Learners

  • : the basic unit of money in some Asian countries including India and Pakistan


RUPEE Defined for Kids

rupee

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noun ru·pee \rü-ˈpē\

Definition of rupee for Students

  1. :  any of various coins (as of India or Pakistan)



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