piso

noun
pi·​so | \ ˈpē-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce piso (audio) \
plural pisos

Definition of piso

: the peso of the Philippines

Examples of piso in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2021 As the boss, El Mencho set the piso, or tax, that business owners and independent drug traffickers had to pay the capos for protection. Beth Warren, courier-journal.com, 25 Nov. 2019 When the fish and potatoes are cooked, Belmira sets them aside and pours the broth over Óscar’s piso. Cátia Bruno, Slate Magazine, 3 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of piso

circa 1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for piso

probably from Tagalog, from Spanish peso

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Last Updated

9 Sep 2021

Cite this Entry

“Piso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piso. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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