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sou marqué

[ soo mahr-key or, for 2, -kee; French soo-mar-key ]
/ ˈsu mɑrˈkeɪ or, for 2, -ˈki; French su marˈkeɪ /
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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/.

a billon coin of France, issued in the 18th century for circulation in the colonies.
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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sou marqué
/ (ˈsuː mɑːˈkeɪ, French su marke) /

noun plural sous marqués (ˈsu mɑːˈkeɪz, French su marke)

a French copper coin of the 18th century

Word Origin for sou marqué

French, literally: a marked sou
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