yen

yen [jen] n plural yen
[Sense: 1-2; Date: 1800-1900; : Japanese; Origin: en, from Chinese yuan; YUAN]
[Sense: 3; Date: 1900-2000; : Chinese; Origin: yan]
1.)
the standard unit of money in Japan: symbol ¥
2.) the yen
the value of Japanese money in relation to the money of other countries
The dollar fell by 24 percent against the yen (=decreased in value in relation to the yen) between 1970 and 1973.
3.) [singular]
a strong desire
yen for
a yen for foreign travel
yen to do sth
She'd always had a yen to write a book.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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