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sou

[soo] /su/
noun
1.
(formerly) either of two bronze coins of France, equal to 5 centimes and 10 centimes.
2.
sol2 .
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < French; Old French sol sol2

sou.

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British Dictionary definitions for sou

sou

/suː/
noun
1.
a former French coin of low denomination
2.
a very small amount of money: I haven't a sou to my name
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Old French sol, from Latin: solidus
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Word Origin and History for sou
n.

small French coin, 1550s, back-formation from sous, plural of Old French soul, formerly a coin worth one-twentieth of a livre, from Latin solidus (see solidus).

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Related Abbreviations for sou

sou.

  1. south
  2. southern
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