shroff

noun
\ ˈshräf How to pronounce shroff (audio) , ˈshrȯf, especially Southern ˈsräf, ˈsrȯf \

Definition of shroff

: a banker or money changer in the Far East especially : one who tests and evaluates coin

First Known Use of shroff

1618, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shroff

Hindi śarāf & Urdu sharāf, ultimately from Arabic ṣarrāf

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“Shroff.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shroff. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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