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giro

[jahy-roh] /ˈdʒaɪ roʊ/
noun, plural giros.
1.
Origin of giro
by shortening
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  • This procession made the giro of the city, for we fell in with it again in the Piazza della Colonna two hours afterwards.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • In the middle of June she marshalled her party for a little Canadian giro.

    Days Off Henry Van Dyke
  • One of these houses on the giro had for generations been in the possession of the Guai family.

  • Ponsonby has carried his point, and Vaughan has had a giro to Malta and back, for which the public has to pay.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • A flash of the true light illuminated the mind of giro Menotti, but that was extinguished on the scaffold.

    The Liberation of Italy Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
  • The giro proper is an instrument made from the hard fruit whence it derives its name.

British Dictionary definitions for giro

giro

/ˈdʒaɪrəʊ/
noun (pl) -ros
1.
a system of transferring money within the financial institutions of a country, such as banks and post offices, by which bills, etc may be paid by filling in a giro form authorizing the debit of a specified sum from one's own account to the credit of the payee's account
2.
(Brit, informal) an unemployment or income support payment by giro cheque, posted fortnightly
Word Origin
C20: ultimately from Greek guros circuit
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