Definition of gourde in English:

gourde

Syllabification: gourde
Pronunciation: /go͝ord
 
/

noun

  • The basic monetary unit of Haiti, equal to 100 centimes.
    More example sentences
    • As we're leaving he asks for 500 gourdes.
    • Conditions for the masses continue to deteriorate, with the value of the national currency, the gourde, falling from 15 to the dollar in 1996 to 24 to the dollar today.
    • First, the warehousemen's union was recently informed that a job that normally pays 10,000 gourdes would henceforth pay 2,000 gourdes.

Origin

the Franco-American name for a dollar.

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