zloty

noun
zlo·ty | \ˈzlȯ-tē \
plural zlotys\ˈzlȯ-tēz \ or zlotych\ˈzlȯ-tiḵ \

Definition of zloty 

the basic monetary unit of Poland — see Money Table

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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 The first thing Law and Justice did was deliver a real benefit: a stipend of 500 zlotys, or around $148, a month for every child after the first child for every family in the country. Marc Santora And Steven Erlanger, New York Times, "Why Are Poland’s Nationalists So Popular? Ask a Local Librarian.," 3 Mar. 2018 The 19 percent gain in the period ended Jan. 31 is more than double that of the next-best emerging-market currency, Poland’s zloty. Bloomberg.com, "South Africa's Rand Last Looked This Good a Decade Ago," 1 Feb. 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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