noun, plural pe·sos [pey-sohz; Spanish pe-saws] /ˈpeɪ soʊz; Spanish ˈpɛ sɔs/.
Origin of peso
Examples from the Web for 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|DAILY BEAST
At first there was some trouble about getting the poor people to recognize the copper on a basis of a hundred to a peso.A Woman's Impression of the Philippines|Mary H. (Mary Helen) Fee
The wages of sin should be something higher than a peso worth forty-eight cents.Cabbages and Kings|O. Henry
That means that the peso—dollar—had a value of just one centavo—one cent.Up the Orinoco and down the Magdalena|H. J. Mozans
And his voice comes ringing down to where Miguel, the steward, is trying to beat me down a peso on the price of the charcoal.The Mystery of The Barranca|Herman Whitaker
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
British Dictionary definitions for peso
noun plural -sos (-səʊz, Spanish -sos)
Word Origin for peso
Word Origin and History 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).