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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
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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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British Dictionary definitions for sous

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 sous

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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