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 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, "Who is El Mencho? He's the most powerful drug kingpin you've never heard of," 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, "A Comfort Food From a Time of Hunger," 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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“Piso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piso. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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