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euro1

[yoo r-oh, yur-] /ˈyʊər oʊ, ˈyɜr-/
noun, plural euros (especially collectively) euro.
1.
Origin
Ngajuri
< Ngajuri (Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Jamestown and Peterborough, South Australia) yuru

euro2

[yoo r-oh, yur-] /ˈyʊər oʊ, ˈyɜr-/
noun, plural euros, euro.
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) the official common currency of 17 European Union nations (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain). It is also the official currency of Andorra, Kosovo, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, and the Vatican City. In 1999 the euro was first adopted by 11 nations as an alternative currency in noncash transactions. Then in 2002 the euro fully replaced existing currencies in 12 European Union nations, before being adopted more widely. Symbol: €.
Origin
1970-75; shortening of Eurocurrency
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British Dictionary definitions for euros

euro

/ˈjʊərəʊ/
noun (pl) -os
1.
the official currency unit, divided into 100 cents, of the member countries of the European Union who have adopted European Monetary Union; these are Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portgual, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain; also used by Andorra, Bosnia-Herzegovina, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Kosovo, Martinique, Mayotte, Monaco, Montenegro, Réunion, San Marino, and the Vatican City
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Word Origin and History for euros

Euro

n.

name for the basic monetary unit of a pan-European currency, from 1996.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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euros in Culture

euro definition


The common currency used in eleven countries of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain). The euro became the official currency of these nations in 1999, but nations were not obliged to phase out their existing currencies until 2002. The expectation is that introduction of the euro will stimulate cross-border investment by eliminating fluctuating exchange rates.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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Slang definitions & phrases for euros

Euro

adj,combining word

European: The majority of the Euro children hit the black box first/ Eurobrat/ Eurobucks/ Eurofunk/ Eurojargon/ dancing Europop strings (1950s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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