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sou marqué

[soo mahr-key or for 2, -kee; French soo-mar-key]
noun, plural sous mar·qués [soo mahr-key or for 2, -kee; French soo mar-key] /ˈsu mɑrˈkeɪ or for 2, -ˈki; French su marˈkeɪ/.
  1. a billon coin of France, issued in the 18th century for circulation in the colonies.
  2. something that has little or no value.
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Also sou mar·kee [soo mahr-kee] /ˈsu ˈmɑr ki/.

Origin of sou marqué

1820–30; < French: marked sou
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British Dictionary definitions for sou marque

sou marqué

noun plural sous marqués (ˈsu mɑːˈkeɪz, French su marke)
  1. a French copper coin of the 18th century
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Word Origin

French, literally: a marked sou
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