[puh-sey-tuh; Spanish pe-se-tah]

noun, plural pe·se·tas [puh-sey-tuh z; Spanish pe-se-tahs] /pəˈseɪ təz; Spanish pɛˈsɛ tɑs/.

a bronze coin and monetary unit of Spain and Andorra until the euro was adopted, equal to 100 centimos. Abbreviation: P., Pta.
a former silver coin of Spain and Spanish America, equal to two reals; pistareen.
a former monetary unit of Equatorial Guinea: replaced by the ekuele in 1973.

Nearby words

  1. pesade,
  2. pesaro,
  3. pescadores,
  4. pescara,
  5. pescatarian,
  6. pesewa,
  7. peshawar,
  8. peshito,
  9. peshitta,
  10. pesky

Origin of peseta

1805–15; < Spanish, diminutive of pesa a weight. See peso Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for peseta



the former standard monetary unit of Spain and Andorra, divided into 100 céntimos; replaced by the euro in 2002

Word Origin for peseta

C19: from Spanish, diminutive of peso

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