Definition of lempira in English:

lempira

Line breaks: lem|pira
Pronunciation: /lɛmˈpɪərə
 
/

noun

The basic monetary unit of Honduras, equal to 100 centavos.
More example sentences
  • The teachers are seeking an hourly wage increase of 10.19 lempiras.
  • He gets into social life, the few extra lempiras a week, the booze, the downward spiral.
  • On a good day she might make as much as 100 lempiras, but usually more like 40 or 50.

Origin

named after Lempira, a 16th-century Indian chieftain who opposed the Spanish conquest of Honduras.

Definition of lempira in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
adjective
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up