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sou

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noun
(formerly) either of two bronze coins of France, equal to 5 centimes and 10 centimes.
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Origin of sou

1810–20; <French; Old French solsol2

Other definitions for sou (2 of 2)

sou.

abbreviation
south.
southern.
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British Dictionary definitions for sou

sou
/ (suː) /

noun
a former French coin of low denomination
a very small amount of moneyI haven't a sou to my name

Word Origin for sou

C19: from French, from Old French sol, from Latin: solidus
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