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sou marqué

[soo mahr-key or for 2, -kee; French soo-mar-key] /ˈsu mɑrˈkeɪ or for 2, -ˈki; French su marˈkeɪ/
noun, plural sous marqués
[soo mahr-key or for 2,-kee; French soo mar-key] /ˈsu mɑrˈkeɪ or for 2,-ˈki; French su marˈkeɪ/ (Show IPA)
a billon coin of France, issued in the 18th century for circulation in the colonies.
something that has little or no value.
Also, sou markee
[soo mahr-kee] /ˈsu ˈmɑr ki/ (Show IPA)
Origin of sou marqué
1820-30; < French: marked sou Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for sou-marque

sou marqué

/ˈsuː mɑːˈkeɪ; French su marke/
noun (pl) sous marqués (ˈsu mɑːˈkeɪz; French) (su marke)
a French copper coin of the 18th century
Word Origin
French, literally: a marked sou
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