(formerly) either of two bronze coins of France, equal to 5 centimes and 10 centimes.
a former French coin of low denomination
a very small amount of money:
I haven't a sou to my name
[C19: from French, from Old French
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As they do not mean to live with their tenants, they do not conciliate them, but wring from them the last sous.
When his outfit was worn out, he replaced the fine linen by calico at fourteen sous the ell.
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