Eu·​ro·​dol·​lar ˈyu̇r-ō-ˌdä-lər How to pronounce Eurodollar (audio)
: a U.S. dollar held as Eurocurrency

Examples of Eurodollar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Volatility on Eurodollar options—used by traders to wager where central bankers will take interest rates—slipped to its lowest level in roughly a year, CME group data show. Eric Wallerstein, WSJ, 30 Jan. 2023 And yet by the end of the 1960s, all had already changed, thanks to brilliant wheezes thought up by a London bank: the Eurobond and the Eurodollar. Geoffrey Wheatcroft, The New Republic, 24 Aug. 2022 To eliminate cryptocurrency volatility, Terra engineers built a suite of decentralized digital coins pegged to real world fiat currencies like the US dollar, Korean won, and the Eurodollar. Jon Markman, Forbes, 16 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Eurodollar was in 1960

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“Eurodollar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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Eu·​ro·​dol·​lar ˌyu̇r-ō-ˈdä-lər How to pronounce Eurodollar (audio)
: a U.S. dollar held as Eurocurrency

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