Definition of paisa in English:

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paisa

Pronunciation: /ˈpīsə/

noun (plural paise /-sā/)

A monetary unit of India and Nepal (and formerly of Pakistan), equal to one hundredth of a rupee.
Example sentences
  • It capitalized on the Lux-soap brand, and it cost less than any other sachet: just 50 paise compared with two rupees.
  • It costs as little as fifty paise to a rupee or two depending on the brand and is available virtually everywhere, thanks to street vendors and roadside shops.
  • The story now takes us into a flashback to show Seshadri Naidu as a hardworking canteen owner who sells roti-dal-buttermilk for a rupee - making just 10 paise profit.

Origin

From Hindi paisā.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pai·sa

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