American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See Table at currency.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Franco-American name for a dollar, in use in Louisiana, Cuba, Hayti, etc.
- n. the basic unit of money in Haiti
- Haitian, from feminine of French gourd, dull, from Late Latin gurdus, blunt, from Latin, dullard. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“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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