piso

noun

pi·​so ˈpē-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce piso (audio)
plural pisos
: the peso of the Philippines

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Though apartment living was already common in Madrid and Barcelona in the late nineteenth century, the piso is indelibly associated with the huge migrations from the countryside to the provincial capitals after the Spanish Civil War. Adrian Nathan West, The New York Review of Books, 7 Sep. 2022 Central to the Spanish ideal of stability is the piso, what Americans call a condo. Adrian Nathan West, The New York Review of Books, 7 Sep. 2022 After paying the piso and traveling through Coahuila,Diaz still would have faced a 14-hour drive south to Michoacán. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, 26 Aug. 2021 After paying the piso and traveling through Coahuila,Diaz still would have faced a 14-hour drive south to Michoacán. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, 26 Aug. 2021 After paying the piso and traveling through Coahuila,Diaz still would have faced a 14-hour drive south to Michoacán. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, 26 Aug. 2021 After paying the piso and traveling through Coahuila,Diaz still would have faced a 14-hour drive south to Michoacán. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, 26 Aug. 2021 After paying the piso and traveling through Coahuila,Diaz still would have faced a 14-hour drive south to Michoacán. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, 26 Aug. 2021 After paying the piso and traveling through Coahuila,Diaz still would have faced a 14-hour drive south to Michoacán. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, 26 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

probably from Tagalog, from Spanish peso

First Known Use

circa 1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of piso was circa 1975

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Cite this Entry

“Piso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piso. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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