peso

noun pe·so \ ˈpā-(ˌ)sō , ˈpe- \

Definition of peso

plural pesos
1 :an old silver coin of Spain and Spanish America equal to eight reales
2 the basic monetary unit of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Phlippines, and Uruguay — see Money Table

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Origin and Etymology of peso

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


PESO Defined for English Language Learners

peso

noun

Definition of peso for English Language Learners

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


PESO Defined for Kids

peso

noun pe·so \ ˈpā-sō \

Definition of peso for Students

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

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