ce·​di | \ ˈsā-dē How to pronounce cedi (audio) \

Definition of cedi

: the basic monetary unit of Ghana — see Money Table

Examples of cedi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This growth is an opportunity for the government to raise 6.9 billion cedi ($1.12 billion) and boost GDP by 16% in 2022. Alexander Onukwue, Quartz, 21 Dec. 2021 The roll-out of the e-cedi may further limit the use of cash, forcing people to use electronic payments, so people will have to pay the e-levy. Pk Senyo, Quartz, 19 Nov. 2021 KuBitX successfully built a wallet to transact between Ghanaian cedi and Nigerian naira, making over a million dollars in transactions through their app, according to Annan. Chikezie Omeje, Quartz, 5 July 2021 The second-biggest economy in West Africa attracted just a quarter of the 3.6 billion cedis of 10-year bonds up for sale last week at about 19.5 percent. Andre Janse Van Vuuren, Bloomberg.com, 2 Nov. 2017 That may do little to calm investors who have sent the cedi on its longest losing streak since 2013 on concern the West African nation may abandon a bailout program with the International Monetary Fund. Paul Wallace, Bloomberg.com, 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of cedi

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cedi

Twi sedi cowry

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“Cedi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cedi. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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