nounpl. -·se or -·sas
- a monetary unit of India, Nepal, and Pakistan, equal to of a rupee
- a monetary unit of Bangladesh, equal to of a taka
Origin of paisaHindi and Bengali pais? from Sanskrit p?d, one fourth (prob. origin, originally of a taka)
nounpl. pai·se, or paisa
A unit of currency equal to 1100 of the rupee in India, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Origin of paisaHindi paisā from Sanskrit padā&mdot;śah quarter part padam foot, quarter (of a verse) ; see ped- in Indo-European roots. a&mdot;śah portion ; see nek-3 in Indo-European roots.
(plural paisas or paise or pice)
From Hindi à¤ªà¥ˆà¤¸à¤¾ (paisÄ).
(plural paisas) (slang)
- A Mexican national, especially one rural in character