noun, plural pe·sos [pey-sohz; Spanish pe-saws] /ˈpeɪ soʊz; Spanish ˈpɛ sɔs/.
Origin of peso
Related Words for pesosalary, wage, wealth, pay, bill, cash, payment, fund, capital, property, check, cabbage, bread, lettuce, wad, gold, dough, treasure, finances, resources
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Contemporary Examples of peso
Nation has interesting monetary system based on peso with peso being worth 100 centavos and centavo being worth nothing.Up to a Point: PJ O’Rourke on Sochi and Senate Slackers
P. J. O’Rourke
February 7, 2014
Historical Examples of peso
I could have won every peso if I had put up only a little handful of the nuggets.The Treasure Trail
Marah Ellis Ryan
There was not a peso at the disposal of the Provincial Governor for local improvements.The Philippine Islands
This after some haggling, he agreed to do, all for one peso (Mexican silver dollar).On the Mexican Highlands
William Seymour Edwards
With this Wilkinson had to be content, for the Viceroy refused to pay him a peso.The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4
Albert J. Beveridge
He was sorry for it afterwards and gave her a peso to ease her.
noun plural -sos (-səʊz, Spanish -sos)
Word Origin for peso
"Spanish coin," 1550s, from Spanish peso, literally "a weight," from Latin pensum, properly past participle of pendere "to hang, to cause to hang" (see pendant).