Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A unit of currency, equal to 1/100 of the won, that is used in North Korea and was formerly used in South Korea.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of jeon.
  • noun Alternative spelling of jun.

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  • noun 100 chon equal 1 won in North Korea
  • noun 100 chon equal 1 won in South Korea

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Korean.]

Examples

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  • Also spelled jun: a monetary unit of North Korea (one 100th part of a won).

    Also spelled jeon: a monetary unit of South Korea (one 100th part of a won).

    April 6, 2009

  • If you win the lottery you'll need a won ton truck to carry the money.

    April 6, 2009