[ awr-oh-ahyd, ohr- ]
/ ˈɔr oʊˌaɪd, ˈoʊr- /


an alloy containing copper, tin, etc., used to imitate gold.
Also oreide.

Origin of oroide

1865–70, Americanism; < French or gold (< Latin aurum) + -oide -oid
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Examples from the Web for oroide

  • Some folks should see that my bashfulness was wearing off faster than the gold from an oroide watch.

    The Blunders of a Bashful Man|Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  • Who would cut a throat for oroide gold with imitation stones?

    Nasby in Exile|David R. Locke
  • I will be content with what is sent me; but I think the chain is oroide, and I know the shirt studs are snide.

    Nasby in Exile|David R. Locke

British Dictionary definitions for oroide


/ (ˈɔːrəʊˌaɪd) /


an alloy containing copper, tin, and other metals, used as imitation gold

Word Origin for oroide

C19: from French or gold + -oid
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