fo·​rint ˈfȯr-ˌint How to pronounce forint (audio)
plural forints also forint
the basic monetary unit of Hungary see Money Table

Examples of forint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To improve Hungarians’ purchasing power, the government also pegged the national currency, the forint, to the euro and Swiss franc at an unrealistically favorable exchange rate. Dariusz Kalan, Foreign Affairs, 20 Oct. 2015 Hungary is a member of the European Union, making continental travel a breeze (though remember that the country uses its own currency, the forint). Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 17 Jan. 2024 The forint has dropped more than 10% against the euro this year, the third-worst performance among emerging market currencies after the Argentine peso and the Turkish lira, largely because of uncertainty over EU fund access. Jorge Valero,, 12 Dec. 2022 The cap that had set gasoline prices at 480 forint ($1.2) per liter, by far the cheapest in the EU, was lifted at 11 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Cabinet Minister Gergely Gulyas said at a late briefing in Budapest. Zoltan Simon,, 7 Dec. 2022 The forint jumped as much as 1.5% and traded at 410.72 per euro in early Tuesday trading, leading emerging-market gains. Jorge Valero,, 12 Dec. 2022 Hungary’s economy slowed to a technical recession in the fourth quarter of 2022, while its forint currency has lost 7.5% against the euro and 15% against the dollar in the last year. Justin Spike, ajc, 18 Feb. 2023 Adding to the pressure on Hungary’s economy, fears raised by E.U. action have weighed heavily on the forint, Hungary’s currency. Ian Bremmer, Time, 26 Sep. 2022 Emerging-market currencies have been battered: The Egyptian pound has fallen 18%, the Hungarian forint is down 20% and the South African rand has lost 9.4%. Chelsey Dulaney, WSJ, 18 Sep. 2022

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Word History



First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forint was in 1946

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“Forint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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