ru·​pie ˈrü-pē-ə How to pronounce rupie (audio)
plural rupies or rupien ˈrü-pē-ən How to pronounce rupie (audio)
: the basic monetary unit of former German East Africa (1891–1914)
also : a coin representing one rupie

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rupie was circa 1909

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“Rupie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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