- the Dominican Republic
- the Philippines
Origin of pesoSp, literally , a weight ; from Classical Latin pensum, something weighed ; from neuter past participle of pendere: see pension
- Abbr. p. See Table at currency.
- A silver coin that was formerly used in Spain and Spanish America; a piece of eight.
Origin of pesoSpanish, from Old Spanish, weight, measure of weight for gold or silver, gold coin, from Latin p&emacron;nsum, something weighed, from neuter past participle of pendere, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.
From Spanish peso.
peso - Investment & Finance Definition
The currency unit of Argentina, comprised of 100 centavos. The currency unit of Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, the Philippines, and Uruguay, comprised of 100 centesimos.