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English noun: hard currency

1. hard currency (possession) a currency that is not likely to depreciate suddenly in value

SamplesThe countries agreed to conduct their bilateral trade in hard currency, replacing previous barter arrangements.
Germany once had a solid economy, good fiscal and monetary policies, and a hard currency.

Broader (hypernym)currency

2. hard currency (possession) money in the form of bills or coins

SamplesThere is a desperate shortage of hard cash.

Synonymscash, hard cash

Broader (hypernym)currency

Narrower (hyponym)change, change, chickenfeed, chump change, cold cash, pin money, pocket money, ready cash, ready money, small change, spending money

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