There are 2 definitions of yen in English:

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Pronunciation: /jɛn
 
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noun (plural same)

  • The basic monetary unit of Japan.
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    • Whether it be for the lure of dollars or yen, or the start of a coaching career back in France remains to be seen.
    • The prices helpfully flash up on the board in pounds, dollars, Swiss francs, pesetas and yen.
    • The history is that after the Plaza Accord of 1985, the dollar declined against the yen.

Origin

from Japanese en 'round'.

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noun
a small amount; a little

There are 2 definitions of yen in English:

yen2

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Pronunciation: /jɛn
 
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informal

noun

[in singular]

verb (yens, yenning, yenned)

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  • Feel a longing or yearning: it’s no use yenning for the old simplicities
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    • And I should have linked it immediately to the Hippie's sudden yenning for suburban clothing.

Origin

late 19th century (in the sense 'craving (of a drug addict) for a drug'): from Chinese yǎn.

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