non-dol·​lar ˌnän-ˈdä-lər How to pronounce non-dollar (audio)
: being an area where the U.S. dollar is not used as a basis for exchange and currencies usually cannot be converted freely into dollars
non-dollar countries
: not based on the U.S. dollar: such as
: not fixed in value to the dollar
the appreciation of non-dollar currencies against the dollar
: not trading in dollars
non-dollar markets
: not consisting in or composed of dollars
non-dollar assets such as real estate

Examples of non-dollar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the past year, Russia, China and Brazil have turned to greater use of non-dollar currencies in their cross-border transactions. Mihaela Papa, Fortune, 25 June 2023 What The Future Could Hold Though Russia and a few other oil producing countries have pressured buyers to conduct trades in non-dollar currencies for years, there is no question that the divisive nature of Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine has caused such pressures to rise. David Blackmon, Forbes, 2 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of non-dollar was in 1947

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“Non-dollar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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