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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Then came the sudden peso devaluation that December, and Jimenez pulled out $ 70 million more.
▪ A large real depreciation of the peso has also helped, boosting exports in 1995 by over 30 percent in dollar terms.
▪ All I took was the three pesos for the room.
▪ Anyway, in the end I made 1,800 pesos on the funeral.
▪ At the same time the peso was devalued by 600 % and inflation soared over consumers' purchasing power declined.
▪ Others withdrew billions more, driving down the peso in a speculative panic.
▪ Shares of Telmex were down 0.50 percent to 16.02 pesos.
▪ The cost of servicing these liabilities would soar if the peso were devalued.
▪ Try to pay in pesos, because ticket sellers, like everyone else, usually set an unfair exchange rate for dollars.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Peso \Pe"so\, n. [Sp.] A Spanish dollar; also, an Argentine, Chilian, Colombian, etc., coin, equal to from 75 cents to a dollar; also, a pound weight.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"Spanish coin," 1550s, from Spanish peso, literally "a weight," from Latin pensum, properly past participle of pendere "to hang, to cause to hang" (see pendant).


n. 1 Former unit of currency in Spain a Spain's colonies worth 8 real; Spanish dollar. 2 Former unit of currency in Argentina worth 1/100 austral. 3 A coin equal to a Spanish dollar. 4 Name of the currency of various countries including, but not limited to: Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Philippines. 5 A coin or note worth one peso.

  1. n. the basic unit of money in Uruguay; equal to 100 centesimos [syn: Uruguayan peso]

  2. the basic unit of money in the Philippines; equal to 100 centavos [syn: Philippine peso]

  3. the basic unit of money in Mexico; equal to 100 centavos [syn: Mexican peso]

  4. the basic unit of money in Guinea-Bissau; equal to 100 centavos [syn: Guinea-Bissau peso]

  5. the basic unit of money in the Dominican Republic; equal to 100 centavos [syn: Dominican peso]

  6. the basic unit of money in Cuba; equal to 100 centavos [syn: Cuban peso]

  7. the basic unit of money in Colombia; equal to 100 centavos [syn: Colombian peso]

  8. the basic unit of money in Chile; equal to 100 centesimos [syn: Chilean peso]


The peso (meaning weight in Spanish, or more loosely pound) was a coin that originated in Spain and became of immense importance internationally. Peso is now the name of the monetary unit of several former Spanish colonies.

Peso (song)

"Peso" is a song by American hip hop recording artist ASAP Rocky, produced by his ASAP Mob cohort, ASAP Ty Beats. The song, released as Rocky's debut single, is also the lead single from his critically acclaimed breakout mixtape Live. Love. ASAP (2011). The song contains a sample of The S.O.S. Band's "No One's Gonna Love You", from their 1984 album Just the Way You Like It.

Usage examples of "peso".

When her last amigo had dropped to the ground, sobbing that he could not get up, she left him, taking eight pesos from his pocket.

He knew that she dearly wanted the Pinata, but had little or no money beyond the eight pesos.

She had no more idea of what she would do in Vittoria than any other place, but she still had a pocketful of pesos.

The don says he is merely a go-between for several notables in the city to whom the pesos taken from illegal pulquerias, whorehouses, and control of the marketplace ultimately passes.

Then they are sold at three more different exchanges for Mexican pesos, CFA francs from Bangui, and Icelandic kronur.

The tenant, from his pile, shall then pay the landlord one cavan of rice, actually worth from four to five pesos, for every peso he owes.

I made him return 440 pesos to a poor Igorot whom he had grossly defrauded.

German explorer von Humboldt estimated that Potosi produced over one hundred and twenty-seven million pesos in its first eleven years.

That has been seen now for two years, during which they brought in this way more than one hundred and fifty thousand pesos on account of Sangley merchants of Canton.

Villa Castellammare, habiendo rescatado cinco mil pesos de los veinte mil que me robaron los uruguayos.

And how big six pesos can look may be gleaned from a narrative related by Major-General E.

I had six pesos--if there were any way of getting six pesos --I might be able to arrange it--to buy the Americans off.

Filipino Legislature has ever been willing to favour a parent agricultural bank, or to allow to Rural Credit uses the few thousand extra pesos needed to scatter about where they would do great good.

Pedro Abad, of Victoria, in payment of the thirty pesos that she had borrowed of him a fortnight before.

Then he bought an automobile for three thousand pesos, borrowing the difference from the company of whom he made the purchase.