zlo·​ty ˈzlȯ-tē How to pronounce zloty (audio)
plural zlotys ˈzlȯ-tēz How to pronounce zloty (audio) or zlotych ˈzlȯ-tiḵ How to pronounce zloty (audio)
the basic monetary unit of Poland see Money Table

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Trading volume on Allegro shares reached about 4 billion zloty, a record daily volume for single stock in Warsaw. Konrad Krasuski, Bloomberg.com, 11 Oct. 2020 The offering was initially expected to raise a maximum of 8 billion zloty. Swetha Gopinath, Bloomberg.com, 25 Sep. 2020 Kernel jumped 15% in Warsaw to 27.30 zloty per share to the highest since June 9. Bloomberg.com, 14 July 2022 Investors are betting the U.S. dollar’s prolonged rise will hurt currencies ranging from the Hungarian forint to the Philippine peso, with the forint and the Polish zloty hitting fresh lows recently. Julia-ambra Verlaine, WSJ, 29 July 2022 That has attracted investors to the Polish zloty and Brazilian real. Julia-ambra Verlaine, WSJ, 24 May 2022 InPost’s revenue for the third quarter of 2021 more than doubled to 1.3 billion Polish zloty ($298 million). Ruth David, Bloomberg.com, 28 Mar. 2022 Poland’s government is giving families who host refugees 40 Polish zloty per day, per refugee — about $9.40 in U.S. dollars — in a country where the minimum wage is about $700 a month. NBC News, 9 Apr. 2022 The currencies accepted are US dollars, euros, pounds, Swiss francs, Canadian dollars, Polish zloty, Czech crowns, Russian rubles, and Australian dollars. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, 24 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zloty was in 1915

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“Zloty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zloty. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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zlo·​ty ˈzlȯt-ē How to pronounce zloty (audio)
plural zlotys
: the basic unit of money of Poland
: a coin worth one zloty

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