gourde

noun

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, 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, 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, 4 Oct. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

American French

First Known Use

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gourde was circa 1858

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“Gourde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gourde. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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