sou

[ soo ]
/ su /

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 sol sol2

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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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