Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The primary unit of currency in Spain and Andorra before the adoption of the euro.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The former currency of Spain ad Andorra, divided into 100 céntimos

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Spanish silver coin, and money of account, equal to about nineteen cents, and divided into 100 centesimos.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A silver coin of modern Spain.
  • n. It is equal to 19.3 United States cents, or 9½d. sterling. There is a gold coin of 20 pesetas and a silver coin of 5 pesetas.
  • n. In Peru, the fifth part of the silver sol, equal to a French franc.
  • n. A silver coin struck by Christian VII. of Denmark for Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. formerly the basic unit of money in Spain; equal to 100 centimos

Etymologies

Spanish, diminutive of peso, peso; see peso.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • "The bartender sits down beside me.
    'Where to?'
    'Caribbean. Work. No more pesetas.'"
    --Steven Callahan, Adrift, 17

    May 15, 2008