noun, plural gi·ros.

Origin of giro

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Examples from the Web for giro

Historical Examples of giro

  • In the middle of June she marshalled her party for a little Canadian giro.

    Days Off

    Henry Van Dyke

  • The giro proper is an instrument made from the hard fruit whence it derives its name.

  • 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

  • One of these houses on the Giro had for generations been in the possession of the Guai family.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for giro


noun plural -ros

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
British informal an unemployment or income support payment by giro cheque, posted fortnightly

Word Origin for giro

C20: ultimately from Greek guros circuit
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