Definition of peso noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpeɪsəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪsoʊ//
(pl. pesos)
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the unit of money in many Latin American countries and the Philippines Word OriginSpanish, literally ‘weight’, from Latin pensum ‘something weighed’, from the verb pendere ‘weigh’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: peso