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ringgit

[ring-git]
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noun
  1. a paper money, cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of Malaysia, equal to 100 sen.

Origin of ringgit

First recorded in 1965–70, ringgit is from the Malay word riŋgit literally, serrated, milled
Also called dollar.
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Examples from the Web for ringgit

Historical Examples

  • If any one disobeys he will be fined five dollars— Kalau ada siapa ban tah nanti kna denda lima ringgit.

    A Manual of the Malay language

    William Edward Maxwell

  • The currency in the Straits of Malacca is the Spanish dollar (ringgit or real) divided into cents.

    A Manual of the Malay language

    William Edward Maxwell


British Dictionary definitions for ringgit

ringgit

noun
  1. the standard monetary unit of Malaysia, divided into 100 sen

Word Origin

from Malay
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