giro

noun
gi·​ro | \ ˈjir-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce giro (audio) , ˈzhir-; ˈjē-(ˌ)rō, ˈzhē-, especially British ˈjī- How to pronounce giro (audio) \

Definition of giro

: a service of many European banks that permits authorized direct transfer of funds among account holders as well as conventional transfers by check

First Known Use of giro

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for giro

German, circulation (of currency), from Italian, from Latin gyrus gyre

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“Giro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/giro. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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giro

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English Language Learners Definition of giro

British : a check paid by the government to someone who is sick or does not have a job

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