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

Definition of unpeg

transitive verb

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

Examples of unpeg in a Sentence

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, "Bargain Hunters in Turkey, Argentina Struggle With Inflation," 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, "Angola’s new president, João Lourenço, has made an encouraging start," 3 May 2018 His first big move as central banker, back in 2005, was to unpeg the yuan from the dollar. The Economist, "No ordinary ZhouZhou Xiaochuan, China’s central-bank chief, is about to retire," 1 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of unpeg

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unpeg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpeg. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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