[greg-zit, grek-sit]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for grexit


noun informal

the potential withdrawal of Greece from the group of countries using the common European currency

Word Origin for Grexit

C21: Gr (eek) + exit
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