peso[pā′sō; Sp pe′sō̂]
peso definition by Webster's New World
- the Dominican Republic
- the Philippines
Origin: Spanish literally , a weight ; from Classical Latin pensum, something weighed ; from neuter past participle of pendere: see pension
peso definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. pe·sos
Origin: Spanish, from Latin pēnsum, something weighed, from neuter past participle of pendere, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.
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.