Origin of zloty

1915–20; < Polish złoty literally, of gold, golden, adj. derivative of złoto gold
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British Dictionary definitions for zloty


noun plural -tys or -ty
  1. the standard monetary unit of Poland, divided into 100 groszy

Word Origin for złoty

from Polish: golden, from zlyoto gold; related to Russian zoloto gold
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Word Origin and History for zloty

monetary unit of Poland, 1842, from Polish złoty, literally "of gold," from złoto "gold," related to Russian zoloto, Czech zlato "gold" (see gold).

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