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chon

[chuhn] /tʃʌn/
noun, plural chon.
1.
Also, jun. a monetary unit of North Korea, the hundredth part of a won.
2.
Also, jeon. a monetary unit of South Korea, the hundredth part of a won.
Origin of chon
< Korean chŏn < Chinese; akin to Chinese qián; cf. sen1
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  • chon when he was picked up by her, a poor boy on the highway, he trembled.

    The Mesmerist's Victim Alexandre Dumas
  • It is chon, who comes from traveling and begs to present her respects to your majesty.

    Balsamo, The Magician Alexander Dumas
  • Let us have chon in, for I have missed something lately, and it may be her.

    Balsamo, The Magician Alexander Dumas
  • chon understood that her sister was going too far, and she struck in.

    Balsamo, The Magician Alexander Dumas
  • Jeanne had not come, and chon was glad to see her first of all.

    Balsamo, The Magician Alexander Dumas
  • Dubarry went into her boudoir, where chon was impatiently waiting for the news.

    Balsamo, The Magician Alexander Dumas
  • What has Uncle chon Chadwick up his sleeve got, do you think?

    The Wreckers Francis Lynde
  • What an ugly creature a philosopher is, tranquilly said chon, watching the Genevan stumble down the hill.

    The Mesmerist's Victim Alexandre Dumas
  • chon and the countess glanced at each other, and the former touched her sisters foot while she winked broadly.

    The Mesmerist's Victim Alexandre Dumas
British Dictionary definitions for chon

chon

/tʃəʊn/
noun (pl) chon
1.
a North and South Korean monetary unit worth one hundredth of a won
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