gourde [French goord; English goo rd] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN 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 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for gourde Historical Examples of 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.
J. Dryden Kuser
British Dictionary definitions for gourde gourde noun 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 Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012