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[ring-git] /ˈrɪŋ gɪt/
a paper money, cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of Malaysia, equal to 100 sen.
Also called dollar.
Origin of ringgit
First recorded in 1965-70, ringgit is from the Malay word riŋgit literally, serrated, milled Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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


the standard monetary unit of Malaysia, divided into 100 sen
Word Origin
from Malay
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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