zlo·​ty | \ ˈzlȯ-tē How to pronounce zloty (audio) \
plural zlotys\ ˈzlȯ-​tēz How to pronounce zlotys (audio) \ or zlotych\ ˈzlȯ-​tiḵ How to pronounce zlotych (audio) \

Definition of zloty

the basic monetary unit of Poland — see Money Table

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The Polish zloty is flat, with EUR/PLN at 4.2980, having traded in a tight range for weeks. WSJ, "European Forex and Fixed Income Market Talk Roundup," 9 Jan. 2019 The Polish zloty weakened 0.1 percent Wednesday to 4.2792 per euro, having earlier gained as much as 0.5 percent. Adrian Krajewski, Bloomberg.com, "East European Currencies Whipsaw on Dollar Gains, EU Budget," 2 May 2018 The moves follow news that Beata Szydlo, who stepped down as premier in December, paid bonuses to herself and other cabinet members of as much as 82,000 zloty ($24,000), or about 1.5 times the country’s average annual wage. Marek Strzelecki, Bloomberg.com, "Poland to Shed Top Government Jobs Following Outcry Over Bonuses," 5 Mar. 2018 Other European currencies, including the Swiss franc, Swedish krone and Polish zloty, also notched sharp losses against the dollar. Daniel Kruger, WSJ, "Dollar Rises Against Euro, Broad Range of Other Currencies," 14 June 2018 The president, prime minister and the minister for social policies have all visited the protesters, and the president this month signed a law raising the monthly benefits for disabled adults to 1,030 zlotys (239 euros; $281) from 865 zlotys. Washington Post, "Poland’s Walesa visits disabled protesters in parliament," 23 May 2018 Its flagship 500Plus programme offers families a monthly handout of 500 zloty ($139) per child, from the second child onwards (and from the first in poor households). The Economist, "Subsidising babies has bolstered Poland’s ruling party—so far," 10 May 2018 The attraction of -- and for -- Ukrainian workers is clear: their pay back home averages 7,100 hryvnia ($265) a month, compared with 3,500 zloty ($1,046) in Poland. Daryna Krasnolutska, Bloomberg.com, "Lure of Polish Riches Leaves Ukraine Bereft of Workers," 19 Feb. 2018 Mr Kowalczyk’s centre, which distributes the stipends, has seen its annual budget grow from about 35m to 94m zlotys. The Economist, "The battle over benefitsIn Europe, right-wing parties are offering bigger handouts than traditional ones," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of zloty

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zloty

Polish złoty (genitive plural złotych)

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