Definition of dirham in English:

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dirham

Pronunciation: /ˈdɪərəm/

noun

1The basic monetary unit of Morocco and the United Arab Emirates, equal to 100 centimes in Morocco and 100 fils in the United Arab Emirates.
Example sentences
  • Dollars (of various nations), pounds, gilders, marks, lire, pesetas, dirhams, takas are up for grabs if one is talented enough with that wooden stick called a hockey.
  • They also think they will be breathing fresh air while dollars and dirhams roll into their bank accounts.
  • Prices are all marked in dirhams, with an exchange rate of just over ten dirhams to one euro.
2A monetary unit of Libya and Qatar, equal to one thousandth of a dinar in Libya and one hundredth of a riyal in Qatar.

Origin

From Arabic, from Greek drakhmē, denoting an Attic weight or coin. Compare with drachma.

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