Definition of kopiyka in English:



  • A monetary unit of Ukraine, equal to one-hundredth of a hryvna.

    ‘Once you've split your bills you'll be dealing with kopiyka - there are one hundred to each hryvnia.’
    • ‘The national currency of the Republic of Ukraine is the Hryvnia consisting of 100 kopiyka.’
    • ‘The hryvna is broken down into 100 kopiykas, which are issued in coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, and 50 unit values.’
    • ‘Great steaks dominate the menu and are worth every kopiyka of the price.’
    • ‘The price of one token is 50 kopiykas, and it allows you to transfer from line to line.’
    • ‘There are banknotes of denomination 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Hryvnias and coins of denomination 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 kopiykas and a 1 Hryvnia coin.’
    • ‘There are coins for 1, 2, 5, 10, 25 and 50 kopiykas.’
    • ‘The cost of a ride is 50 kopiykas or $0.10 US.’
    • ‘Socialist Party leader Oleksander Moroz charged that ‘while the state budget has not received a single kopiyka from arms sales, nearly 3 billion hryvna filled the pockets of the head of state and his adherents.’’
    • ‘You can purchase tickets at a price of 50 kopiykas at bus stops or from a controller on the trolley or bus.’



/kôˈpēkə/ /kɔˈpikə/


1990s Ukrainian, from Russian kopeĭka kopek.