unpeg

verb

un·​peg ˌən-ˈpeg How to pronounce unpeg (audio)
unpegged; unpegging; unpegs

transitive verb

1
: to remove a peg from
2
: to unfasten by or as if by removing a peg

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web By contrast, Argentinian wage rises have been on an upward trend since the peso was unpegged from the dollar in 2002 and went into steep decline. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, 12 Sep. 2018 Mr Lourenço has unpegged Angola’s currency, the kwanza, from the dollar, prompting it to fall by 27% since January. The Economist, 3 May 2018 His first big move as central banker, back in 2005, was to unpeg the yuan from the dollar. The Economist, 1 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpeg was in 1602

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“Unpeg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpeg. Accessed 27 May. 2023.

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