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 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, "Guide to the 19.5% Debt Ghana Can't Get Yield Hunters to Buy," 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, "Tougher Times Loom for World's Worst Performing Currency: Chart," 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cedi. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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