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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Recent Examples on the Web The forint and zloty are particularly exposed as their countries do substantial trade with the euro area and they are normally quoted against the euro. Simon Flint, Bloomberg.com, "Weaker Euro Could Be Another Headache for Emerging Currencies," 28 Aug. 2020 Some loans doubled in zloty terms, leaving homeowners struggling to pay. Washington Post, "Why Polish Banks Face a Reckoning Over Franc Loans," 4 Oct. 2019 First prize was a hundred and fifty zlotys, or about thirty dollars. Tyler Foggatt, The New Yorker, "Found in Translation," 23 Dec. 2019 Cash Envelope The latest report, citing testimony from Birgfellner, said that Kaczynski asked for a 100,000 zloty payment for a priest who sat on the board of a foundation that runs a company on whose property the tower was to be built. Marek Strzelecki, Bloomberg.com, "Pious Cat-Lover or Tower Developer: Who Is Poland’s Kaczynski?," 15 Feb. 2019 Removing the semiautonomous region from the statistics would give the yuan an international share just south of the Polish zloty’s 0.53%. Mike Bird, WSJ, "Trump’s Most Powerful Weapon in the U.S.-China Trade Fight," 27 June 2019 Starting more than a decade ago, Poles got the opportunity to take out mortgages denominated in Swiss francs with interest rates less than half the prevailing level for loans in Polish zloty. Washington Post, "Why Polish Banks Face a Reckoning Over Franc Loans," 4 Oct. 2019 The Turkish lira, Mexican peso and Polish zloty all fell. The Economist, "Argentina’s economic woes," 10 May 2018 Piotr Durbajlo, former deputy director of Poland’s Internal Security Agency, was set free on Tuesday on a bail of 120,000 Polish zloty ($25,300) following a ruling on July 5, the prosecution said in an email. Drew Hinshaw, WSJ, "Poland Frees Ex-Official Accused of Spying for China," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of zloty

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zloty

borrowed from Polish złoty (genitive plural złotych after numerals above four), noun derivative of złoty "of gold, golden," derivative of złoto "gold" — more at gold entry 1

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3 Sep 2020

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“Zloty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zloty. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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