rupee

noun ru·pee \ rü-ˈpē , ˈrü-ˌpē \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of rupee

the basic monetary unit of India, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, Seychelles, and Sri Lanka — see Money Table

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Origin and Etymology of rupee

Hindi & Urdu rūpaiyā, from Sanskrit rūpya coined silver


RUPEE Defined for English Language Learners

rupee

noun

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

noun ru·pee \ rü-ˈpē \

Definition of rupee for Students

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


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