Meaning of YEN in English

YEN

~ 1

■ noun ( plural same) the basic monetary unit of Japan.

Origin

from Japanese en 'round'.

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~ 2

informal

■ noun a longing or yearning.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ning , ~ned ) feel a longing or yearning.

Origin

C19 (in the sense 'craving for a drug'): from Chin. yǎn .

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