rouble

[ roo-buh l ]
/ ˈru bəl /

noun

Definition for rouble (2 of 2)

ruble

or rou·ble

[ roo-buh l ]
/ ˈru bəl /

noun

a silver or copper-alloy coin and monetary unit of Russia, the Soviet Union, and its successor states, equal to 100 kopecks.

Origin of ruble

1545–55; < Russian rubl'; Old Russian rublĭ literally, stump, plug, derivative of rubiti to chop; probably orig. denoting a piece cut from a silver bar, or a bar notched for division into smaller pieces
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British Dictionary definitions for rouble (1 of 2)

rouble

ruble

/ (ˈruːbəl) /

noun

the standard monetary unit of Belarus and Russia, divided into 100 kopecks
the former standard monetary unit of Tajikistan, divided into 100 tanga

Word Origin for rouble

C16: from Russian rubl silver bar, from Old Russian rublǐ bar, block of wood, from rubiti to cut up

British Dictionary definitions for rouble (2 of 2)

ruble

/ (ˈruːbəl) /

noun

a variant spelling of rouble
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