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noun (1)

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


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noun (2)

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

Word History


Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)


First Known Use

Noun (1)

1786, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fils was in 1786

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Cite this Entry

“Fils.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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