kopeck

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n kopeck 100 kopecks equal 1 ruble in Russia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n kopeck A small Russian coin, continued as a unit of currency within the Soviet Union. One hundred kopecks make a ruble. The ruble was worth about sixty cents (U. S.) in 1910; in 1991 a two-kopeck coin could be used for a local telephone call at a pay telephone. After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1993, the exchange value of the ruble declined rapidly and by the end of 1994 the ruble was worth three hundredths of a cent, and by 1997 two hundredths of a cent. By 1993, the kopek had become of such small value that it was obsolete and no longer minted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kopeck See copeck.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Kopeck a Russian copper coin, worth from ¼ to ⅓ of a penny English.
    • n Kopeck kō′pek Same as Copeck.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Russ. kopeika,

Usage

In literature:

I never get a single kopeck I have not got a right to.
"Vera" by Oscar Wilde
One hundred kopecks make a rouble, about 3s.
"A Journey in Russia in 1858" by Robert Heywood
On the table beside the bed lay a silver watch and a silver twenty-kopeck piece.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
The drosky-man claimed forty kopecks, just double his fare.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
How could one give away the last kopeck and arrive penniless in a strange land?
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
We can spend every kopeck of it, if we want to.
"Rope" by Holworthy Hall
But it was not to forget that grim event that the boy had jumped off at each little station to spend his few kopecks on vodka.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
For this service she expects ten kopecks, the smallest current silver coin.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou
Neither we nor China care a kopeck about the other.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
And every kopeck was precious now.
"Ghetto Tragedies" by Israel Zangwill
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