from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of several coins formerly used in France, worth a small amount.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An old French copper coin.
- n. (slang) cent; pocket money.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An old French copper coin, equivalent in value to, and now displaced by, the five-centime piece (1/20 of a franc), which is popularly called a sou.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old Roman, Gallic, and French coin, originally of gold, then of silver, and finally of copper.
- n. an old copper piece worth fifteen deniers (Littré); also, in the corrupted form sou marquee, said to be applied in the southern United States to a sou bearing some distinguishing mark, as a sou of 1767 counterstamped RF, or one marked in some way as counterfeit or spurious.
- n. An abbreviation of southern.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a former French coin of low denomination; often used of any small amount of money
French, from Old French sol, from Late Latin solidus, solidus; see solidus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)