coins or paper money of a smaller denomination than the basic monetary unit.
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What does “barren” mean?
Origin of fractional currency
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
Words nearby fractional currency
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British Dictionary definitions for fractional currency
paper or metal money of smaller denomination than the standard monetary unit
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