- a money of account of Japan, the 100th part of a yen, now used only in certain quotations, as on foreign exchange.
Origin of sen1
1795–1805; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese qián; cf. chon
- a money of account of Cambodia, the 100th part of a riel.
Origin of sen2
< Khmer sein, probably Khmer pronunciation of the French abbreviation cent., for centime centime, on Cambodian coins
- cent(def 2).
- an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Indonesia, the 100th part of a rupiah.
- a bronze, cupronickel, or copper-clad coin and monetary unit of Malaysia, the 100th part of a ringgit.
Origin of sen3
1950–55; < Malay < English cent
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Examples from the Web for sen
Ye'll see and sen' a message to the vricht (carpenter) the day?
We'll sen' them to the hospital, and that'll ease yer min', Mirran!
Then he wanted to know if Yeh sen noh wehs was a real Indian.Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children
You sen' 'em from Greenwood, dey gwine die ob homesickness!'The Long Roll
Sen, the Chinaman, who professed to speak nothing but Chinese—ah!The Yellow Claw
- a monetary unit of Brunei, worth one hundredth of a dollar, Cambodia, worth one hundredth of a riel, Indonesia, worth one hundredth of a rupiah, Malaysia, worth one hundredth of a ringgit, and formerly of Japan (where it is still used as a unit of account)
C19: ultimately from Chinese ch'ien coin
- (formerly) State Enrolled Nurse
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