fils

noun (1)
\ ˈfēs How to pronounce fils (audio) \

Definition of fils

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: son used after a family name to distinguish a son from his father

fils

noun (2)
\ ˈfils How to pronounce fils (audio) \
plural fils

Definition of fils (Entry 2 of 2)

a monetary subunit of the dinar (Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait), dirham (United Arab Emirates), and rial (Yemen) — see dinar, dirham, rial at Money Table

First Known Use of fils

Noun (1)

1786, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fils

Noun (1)

French, from Old French fils, fiz, fil, from Latin filius — more at feminine

Noun (2)

Arabic

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“Fils.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fils. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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