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[ti-kahl, -kawl, tee-kuh l]
noun, plural ti·cals, ti·cal.
  1. a former silver coin and monetary unit of Siam, equal to 100 satang: replaced in 1928 by the baht.
  2. baht.
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Origin of tical

1655–65; < Thai < Portuguese < Malay tikal
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Historical Examples of tical

  • The tical is somewhat less than a third more in value than a rupee.

    The Mission to Siam, and Hu the Capital of Cochin China, in the Years 1821-2

    George Finlayson

British Dictionary definitions for tical


noun plural -cals or -cal
  1. the former standard monetary unit of Thailand, replaced by the baht in 1928
  2. a unit of weight, formerly used in Thailand, equal to about half an ounce or 14 grams
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Word Origin for tical

C17: via Siamese and Portuguese from Malay tikal monetary unit
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