forint

noun
fo·​rint | \ ˈfȯr-ˌint How to pronounce forint (audio) \
plural forints also forint

Definition of forint

the basic monetary unit of Hungary — see Money Table

Examples of forint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hungary’s forint reversed earlier gains against the U.S. dollar, while the zloty pared its advance. Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg.com, 16 Feb. 2022 Hungary’s currency, the forint, has lost around 16% of its value against the dollar in the last six months and slipped to a historic low against the euro last week. chicagotribune.com, 29 Nov. 2021 Hungary’s currency, the forint, has lost around 16% of its value against the dollar in the last six months and slipped to a historic low against the euro last week. Justin Spike, Paul Wiseman And Vanessa Gera, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Nov. 2021 Hungary's currency, the forint, has lost around 16% of its value against the dollar in the last six months and slipped to a historic low against the euro last week. Fox News, 20 Nov. 2021 Although a member of the European Union, Hungary uses its forint as currency. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 4 Apr. 2021 The rise in cases has also weighed on central and Eastern European currencies, with the Hungarian forint falling 2.2% against the euro last week, its worst week since June. Caitlin Ostroff, WSJ, 19 Oct. 2020 The koruna has weakened 3.2% against the euro this month, slightly more than its central European peers the Polish zloty and the Hungarian forint. Lenka Ponikelska, Bloomberg.com, 30 Sep. 2020 The forint and zloty are particularly exposed as their countries do substantial trade with the euro area and they are normally quoted against the euro. Simon Flint, Bloomberg.com, 28 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of forint

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for forint

Hungarian

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“Forint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forint. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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