rupee

Part of speech: noun

The standard monetary unit of British India, of fluctuating value, but about 32 cents.

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Usage examples "rupee":

  1. " So thou wilt take the hide to Khanhiwara for the reward, and perhaps give me one rupee? - "The Jungle Book", Rudyard Kipling.
  2. My groom, M'barrek, then came, saying he must have food money; that being settled, he returned saying the sultan said he must have half a rupee a day for my horse, which became very thin on the starvation he got. - "Southern Arabia", Theodore Bent Mabel Bent.
  3. Wood for ship- building is abundant; and good carpenters can be had at the rate of 20 copper doits per diem, that is to say, three men for a rupee a day. - "Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2)", George Grey.