Definition of gourde in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡo͝ord/


The basic monetary unit of Haiti, equal to 100 centimes.
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.


The Franco-American name for a dollar.

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Syllabification: gourde

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