from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Table at currency.
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- n. the currency of Haiti, divided into 100 centimes
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Franco-American name for a dollar, in use in Louisiana, Cuba, Hayti, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the basic unit of money in Haiti
Listen: Hear my son, Max, pronounce the word "gourde": Download gourde2. wav
Listen: Hear my son, Max, pronounce the word "gourde": Download gourde2.wav
Informally, we call someone who is not very bright "gourde".
"Even if you have only one gourde which is yours you don't have any stress."
"We used to be funded by a simple tax of one gourde per bag of cement, but that was taken away during unstable times."
In her own words, here is the captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found 'her true calling.' une gourde (goord) noun, feminine
On appelle familièrement gourde une personne un peu sotte.
Hear Max's French sentence: "Ça fait du bien de boire dans ma gourde."
Haitian currency (the Haitian gourde) gourd, gourde (adjective): dull, numb (cold); dopey, clumsy
When I've labeled every sock, bottle, comb, tube, gourde* and packet, I turn to my sparkly-eyed son.
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