tilla

noun

Definition of tilla

1 or less commonly til or tila plural tillas also tils or tilas : the basic monetary unit of the khanates of Bukhara and Khiva in the late 19th and early 20th centuries also : a gold coin representing one of these tillas
2 plural tillas : a formerly used monetary unit of Afghanistan equal to ten rupees also : a gold coin representing one Afghan tilla

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of tilla

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tilla

Time Traveler for tilla

Time Traveler

The first known use of tilla was in 1834

See more words from the same year

Statistics for tilla

Cite this Entry

“Tilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tilla. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

Comments on tilla

What made you want to look up tilla? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!