[ French goord; English goo rd ]
/ French gurd; English gʊərd /

noun, plural gourdes [French goord; English goo rdz] /French gurd; English gʊərdz/.

a paper money and monetary unit of Haiti, equal to 100 centimes. Abbreviation: G., Gde.

Origin of gourde

1855–60; < French, noun use of feminine of gourd dull, slow, heavy < Latin gurdus dull, obtuse
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Examples from the Web for gourde

  • Each of our drinks came to one "gourde," rather cheap for brandy.

  • The national standard coin of Haiti is a gourde, which is worth 20 cents in American money.

    Haiti|J. Dryden Kuser

British Dictionary definitions for gourde


/ (ɡʊəd) /


the standard monetary unit of Haiti, divided into 100 centimes

Word Origin for gourde

C19: from French, feminine of gourd heavy, from Latin gurdus a stupid person
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