giro

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

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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The first known use of giro was in 1890

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giro

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English Language Learners Definition of giro

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

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