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peso

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noun pe·so \ˈpā-(ˌ)sō, ˈpe-\

Simple Definition of peso

  • : the basic unit of money of several Latin-American countries and the Philippines; also : a coin or bill representing one peso

Full Definition of peso

plural pesos

  1. 1 :  an old silver coin of Spain and Spanish America equal to eight reals

  2. 2 — see money table

Origin of peso

Spanish, literally, weight, from Latin pensum — more at poise


First Known Use: 1555



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