- Yen is Japanese currency, or a strong desire.
- An example of a yen is what those in Japan use for money.
- An example of a yen is someone's strong want to have a specific type of job.
The Japanese currency is the yen.
yen definition by Webster's New World
Origin: probably ; from Cantonese yan, smoke (n.), opium
yen definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Chinese (Cantonese) uên, hope, wish, equivalent to Chinese (Mandarin) yuàn.
yen - Investment & Finance Definition
The currency of the Japanese government. While prices fluctuate, as of this printing it takes about 110 to 130 yen to purchase one U.S. dollar. The symbol is ¥, or is written as JPY.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
yen - Phrases/Idioms
Variant of yen