[ door-oh; Spanish doo-raw ]

noun,plural du·ros [door-ohz; Spanish doo-raws]. /ˈdʊər oʊz; Spanish ˈdu rɔs/.
  1. a peso of Spain or Spanish America.

Origin of duro

1825–35; <Spanish, short for peso duro hard piastre; see dure1

Words Nearby duro

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How to use duro in a sentence

  • The outlaw knew that it would be nip and tuck to reach Palo duro, close though it was.

    Oh, You Tex! | William Macleod Raine

British Dictionary definitions for duro


/ (ˈdʊərəʊ) /

nounplural -ros
  1. the silver peso of Spain or Spanish America

Origin of duro

from Spanish, shortened from peso duro hard peso, ultimately from Latin dūrus hard

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