peso[pā′sō; Sp pe′sō̂]
- the Dominican Republic
- the Philippines
Origin of pesoSpanish 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 pēnsum, 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.