- 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
Examples from the Web for ruble
For days, the ruble has been falling and salaries shrinking; shoppers have rushed to snap up TV sets and washing machines.After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug
December 18, 2014
In a humiliating turn of events, the ruble has lost about half its value against the dollar so far this year.Putin Can’t Bully or Bomb a Recession
December 16, 2014
His oft-neglected wife Zinaida outlived him by six years, but she “never saw a ruble” of the money generated by his success.Why the CIA Loved ‘Doctor Zhivago’
June 26, 2014
When money leaves, turning rubles into dollars, Euros, and everything else, that puts pressure on the ruble.
Since Putin began flexing his muscles in the Crimea last fall, the ruble has lost 10 percent of its value against the dollar.
What his shield is to the soldier in battle, that was the ruble to the Jew in the Pale.The Promised Land
He walked swiftly away, but he dropped a ruble into Anna's hand as he passed her by.Americans All
You pay one ruble (fifty cents) for blankets, sheets and towels.Through Scandinavia to Moscow
William Seymour Edwards
Take the tree you have felled to the manor-house and pay up a fine of one ruble.A Family of Noblemen
I would have given them half a ruble each, it's not the money I mind, but fancy bargaining with me!Yiddish Tales
- a variant spelling of rouble
Word Origin and History for ruble
unit of the Russian monetary system, 1550s, via French rouble, from Russian rubl', perhaps from Old Russian rubiti "to chop, cut, hew," so called because the original metallic currency of Russia (14c.) consisted of silver bars, from which the necessary amount was cut off; from Proto-Slavic *rub-, from PIE root *reub-, *reup- "to snatch" (see rip (v.)).