xu

noun
\ ˈsü How to pronounce xu (audio) \
plural xu

Definition of xu

1 : a coin formerly minted by South Vietnam equivalent to the cent
2 a monetary subunit of the dong — see dong at Money Table

First Known Use of xu

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for xu

Vietnamese, from French sou sou

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“Xu.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xu. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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