gi·​ro ˈjir-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce giro (audio) ˈzhir- How to pronounce giro (audio)
especially British
ˈjī- How to pronounce giro (audio)
: a service of many European banks that permits authorized direct transfer of funds among account holders as well as conventional transfers by check

Word History


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

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of giro was in 1890

Dictionary Entries Near giro

Cite this Entry

“Giro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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