1810–20; < French; Old French sol sol2 Unabridged

sou. Unabridged
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sou (suː)
1.  a former French coin of low denomination
2.  a very small amount of money: I haven't a sou to my name
[C19: from French, from Old French sol, from Latin: solidus]

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Word Origin & History

"small Fr. coin," 1556, back-formation from sous, pl. of O.Fr. soul, formerly a coin worth one-twentieth of a livre, from L. solidus (see solidus).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. south

  2. southern

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