or ko·pek, co·peck
- an aluminum-bronze coin of Russia, the Soviet Union, and its successor states, the 100th part of a ruble.
Origin of kopeck
Examples from the Web for kopeck
Historical Examples of kopeck
But charity—to the amount of one kopeck, one meal, even so much as a cup of water!
Every kopeck, every rouble, has gone to tighten that embrace.
Every kopeck she earned or saved was a scale in her coat of armor.The Promised Land
It is true it might have been worth no more than a kopeck, but a kopeck is to him what a rouble is to me.Foma Gordyeff
I repeat to you, as to all the rest, I would not give a kopeck for any man I have ever met.High Noon
kopek or copeck
- a monetary unit of Russia and Belarus worth one hundredth of a rouble: coins are still used as tokens for coin-operated machinery although the kopeck itself is virtually valueless
Word Origin for kopeck
1/100 of a ruble, from Russian kopeika, from kop'e "lance" (cognate with Greek kopis "chopper, cleaver;" see hatchet); so called because the coin showed the czar with lance in hand.