du·​ro ˈdu̇r-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce duro (audio)
plural duros
: a Spanish or Spanish American peso or silver dollar

Word History


Spanish, short for peso duro hard peso

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of duro was in 1832

Dictionary Entries Near duro

Cite this Entry

“Duro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duro. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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