noun (plural paise /-sā/)
A monetary unit of India and Nepal (and formerly of Pakistan), equal to one hundredth of a rupee.
- 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.
From Hindi paisā.
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