Definition of gourde in English:



  • The basic monetary unit of Haiti, equal to 100 centimes.

    ‘As we're leaving he asks for 500 gourdes.’
    • ‘Conditions for the masses continue to deteriorate, with the value of the national currency, the gourde, falling from 15 to the dollar in 1996 to 24 to the dollar today.’
    • ‘First, the warehousemen's union was recently informed that a job that normally pays 10,000 gourdes would henceforth pay 2,000 gourdes.’
    • ‘Some of the migrants want to make a new home in a place with steady work, and some stay only for a few weeks, just long enough to take back 800 or 1,000 gourdes.’
    • ‘So his father sold one of his plots to raise the 5,000 gourdes fare for him.’



/ɡo͝ord/ /ɡʊrd/


The Franco-American name for a dollar.