[soo mahr-key or for 2, -kee; French soo-mar-key]
- a billon coin of France, issued in the 18th century for circulation in the colonies.
- something that has little or no value.
Also sou mar·kee [soo mahr-kee] /ˈsu ˈmɑr ki/.
Origin of sou marqué
1820–30; < French: marked sou
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- a French copper coin of the 18th century
French, literally: a marked sou
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