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[greg-zit, grek-sit]
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  1. the possible withdrawal of Greece from the eurozone and a return to the drachma as its national currency.
See also Brexit.

Origin of Grexit

2012; from Gr(eece) or Gr(eek) + exit1
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British Dictionary definitions for grexit


noun informal
  1. the potential withdrawal of Greece from the group of countries using the common European currency

Word Origin

C21: Gr (eek) + exit
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