Origin of agiotage

1820–30; < French, equivalent to agiot(er) to speculate (agiot exchange < Italian aggio agio) + -age -age Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for agiotage

Historical Examples of agiotage

  • What they mean by peace is agiotage, shares at a premium, and bubble companies.


    Benjamin Disraeli

  • The spirit of "agiotage" (as they call it) was never so high in any country before.

British Dictionary definitions for agiotage


  1. the business of exchanging currencies
  2. speculative dealing in stock exchange securities or foreign exchange

Word Origin for agiotage

C19: French, from agio
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