gourde

noun
\ ˈgu̇rd How to pronounce gourde (audio) \

Definition of gourde

the basic monetary unit of Haiti — see Money Table

Examples of gourde in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before 2015, the exchange rate was 40 gourdes to $1. Washington Post, "Deadly protests squeeze Haitians in shrinking economy," 4 Oct. 2019 Before 2015, the exchange rate was 40 gourdes to $1. Washington Post, "Deadly protests squeeze Haitians in shrinking economy," 4 Oct. 2019 Before 2015, the exchange rate was 40 gourdes to $1. Washington Post, "Deadly protests squeeze Haitians in shrinking economy," 4 Oct. 2019 In the last two years, Haiti’s currency, the gourde, declined 60% against the dollar and inflation recently reached 20%, Chalmers said. Washington Post, "Protests subside, but economic aftershocks rattle Haitians," 7 Dec. 2019 The government turned to Haiti’s Central Bank for money, which sparked a devaluation of the Haitian gourde and led to a spike in inflation. Washington Post, "Deadly protests squeeze Haitians in shrinking economy," 4 Oct. 2019 Before 2015, the exchange rate was 40 gourdes to $1. Washington Post, "Deadly protests squeeze Haitians in shrinking economy," 4 Oct. 2019 Before 2015, the exchange rate was 40 gourdes to $1. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Deadly protests squeeze Haitians in shrinking economy," 3 Oct. 2019 The government turned to Haiti’s Central Bank for money, which sparked a devaluation of the Haitian gourde and led to a spike in inflation. Washington Post, "Deadly protests squeeze Haitians in shrinking economy," 4 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of gourde

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gourde

American French

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“Gourde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gourde. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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