[ chuhn ]

noun,plural chon.
  1. Also jun [chuhn] /tʃʌn/ . a monetary unit of North Korea, the hundredth part of a won.

  2. Also jeon [chuhn] /tʃʌn/ . a monetary unit of South Korea, the hundredth part of a won.

Origin of chon

From Korean chŏn, from Chinese; akin to Chinese qián; cf. sen1

Words Nearby chon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use chon in a sentence

  • The battle was named "Waho-chon-chaka" and was the last fighting we had with the Indians for that summer.

British Dictionary definitions for chon


/ (tʃəʊn) /

nounplural chon
  1. a North and South Korean monetary unit worth one hundredth of a won

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