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cedi Syllabification: ce·di
Pronunciation: /ˈsādē/

Definition of cedi in English:

noun (plural same or cedis)

The basic monetary unit of Ghana, equal to 100 pesewas.
Example sentences
  • Non-Ghanaian nationals pay ten times more than Ghanaian nationals: ten thousand cedis (approximately four dollars) instead of one thousand cedis (approximately forty cents).
  • Though they account for just two per cent of the Kuapa farmers’ total business, the $150 premium goes a long way in Ghana where the cedi is so devalued.
  • The cedi dropped 12 cents against the U.S. dollar and 83 cents against the pound at the end of April.


Of Ghanaian origin, perhaps an alteration of shilling.

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