Definitions

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

  • n. A monetary unit worth 1/64 of a rupee, formerly used in India.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small copper coin of the East Indies, worth less than a cent.
  • n. An Alternative spelling of paisa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small copper coin of the East Indies, worth less than a cent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A money of account and a copper coin (one fourth of the anna) of India under British rule, equal to about three fourths of a United States cent. Also paysa, pysa.

Etymologies

Hindi paisā; see paisa.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi पैसा (paisā, "money") (Wiktionary)

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  • Another term for the Wordnik money/currency listers.

    November 25, 2010