sou

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sou \Sou\, noun; pl. {Sous}or. [F. sou, OF. sol, from L. solidus a gold coin, in LL., a coin of less value. See {Sold}, noun, {Solid}, and and cf. {Sol}, {Soldo}.] 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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sou

noun

1: a former French coin of low denomination; often used of any small amount of money; "he hasn't a sou to his name"


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