zalat

noun
plural zalat

Definition of zalat 

: a bronze coin of Yemen equal to ¹/₁₆₀ rial and minted in the 1920s

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 zalat

1990, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zalat

borrowed from Yemeni Arabic zalaṭ “money, coin equivalent to a fraction of a rial”

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about zalat

Statistics for zalat

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for zalat

The first known use of zalat was in 1990

See more words from the same year

Comments on zalat

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to make faulty or ineffective

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
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!