noun pe·so \ˈpā-(ˌ)sō, ˈpe-\

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

plural pesos

Full Definition of PESO

:  an old silver coin of Spain and Spanish America equal to eight reals
— see money table

Origin of PESO

Spanish, literally, weight, from Latin pensum — more at poise
First Known Use: 1555
PESOS Defined for Kids


noun pe·so \ˈpā-sō\
plural pesos

Definition of PESO for Kids

:  a bill or coin used in one of several Spanish-speaking countries of North and South America
:  a bill or coin used in the Philippines


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