[ doh-bruh ]

  1. any of various former Portuguese coins, especially a gold coin of John V equal to two johannes.

Origin of dobra

<Portuguese <Latin dupla;see dobla

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

How to use dobra in a sentence

  • In truth, he told me himself that Englishmen were "dobra" (good), and that Norwegians and Swedes were "knet dobra."

    Looking Seaward Again | Walter Runciman
  • Then follows the dobra noć, a quaint and strictly racial ceremony.

    Odd Bits of History | Henry W. Wolff
  • They call us all "Sistra" and often "dobra Sistra," which means good sister.

  • That done, the whole company join in the melodious dobra noć—wishing the dead one last "Good-night."

    Odd Bits of History | Henry W. Wolff

British Dictionary definitions for dobra


/ (ˈdəʊbrə) /

  1. the standard monetary unit of São Tomé e Principe, divided into 100 cêntimos

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