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chon

[chuhn]
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.
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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


British Dictionary definitions for chon

chon

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