shroff
noun Etymology: Hindi śarāf & Urdu sharāf, ultimately from Arabic ṣarrāf Date: 1618 a banker or money changer in the Far East; especially one who tests and evaluates coin

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  • Shroff — Shroff, n. [Ar. sarr[=a]f.] A banker, or changer of money. [East Indies] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shroff — shroff·age; shroff; …   English syllables

  • shroff — [shräf] n. [Anglo Ind sharaf < Hindi sarrāf < Ar ṣarrāf, money changer < ṣarafa, to issue, disburse] in Asia a) a banker or money changer b) an expert in testing coins vt. to examine (coins) to separate the genuine from the counterfeit …   English World dictionary

  • Shroff — Jackie Shroff Jackie Shroff (eigentlich Jay Kishan Shraf; * 1. Februar 1957 in Mumbai) ist ein indischer Schauspieler. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Auszeichnu …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • shroff — UK [ʃrɒf] / US [ʃrɑf] noun [countable] Word forms shroff : singular shroff plural shroffs someone in South Asia who works in a bank or exchanges money of one country for money of another country …   English dictionary

  • shroff — noun /ʃɹɒf/ a) A money changer or banker in South Asia. Racing leads to the shroff quicker than anything else. b) A cashier at a car park …   Wiktionary

  • shroff — I. ˈshräf noun ( s) Etymology: Hindi ṣarrāf, from Arabic : a banker or money changer in the Far East; especially : one who tests and determines the worth of coin II. verb ( ed/ ing/ s) …   Useful english dictionary

  • shroff — /shrof/, n. 1. (in India) a banker or money changer. 2. (in the Far East, esp. China) a native expert employed to test coins and separate the base from the genuine. v.t. 3. to test (coins) in order to separate the base from the genuine. [1610 20; …   Universalium

  • shroff — Hong Kong English is a cashier in a hospital, a government office or a car park …   English dialects glossary

  • shroff — /ʃrɒf/ (say shrof) noun 1. Indian English a moneychanger. 2. Hong Kong English an office or kiosk where fees are collected, as in a public car park. {Portuguese xarrafo, ultimately from Arabic ṣayrāfī banker, moneychanger} …   Australian English dictionary

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