[pey-soh; Spanish pe-saw] /ˈpeɪ soʊ; Spanish ˈpɛ sɔ/
noun, plural pesos
[pey-sohz; Spanish pe-saws] /ˈpeɪ soʊz; Spanish ˈpɛ sɔs/ (Show IPA)
a coin and monetary unit of Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Mexico, and the Philippines, equal to 100 centavos.
a coin and monetary unit of Uruguay, equal to 100 centesimos.
a former monetary unit of Argentina, equal to 100 centavos: replaced by the austral in 1985.
a former silver coin of Spain and Spanish America, equal to eight reals; dollar; piece of eight; piaster.
/ˈpeɪsəʊ; Spanish ˈpeso/
noun (pl) -sos (-səʊz; Spanish) (-sos)
the standard monetary unit, comprising 100 centavos, of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the Philippines; formerly also of Guinea-Bissau, where it was replaced by the CFA franc
the standard monetary unit of Uruguay, divided into 100 centesimos
another name for piece of eight
“Spanish coin,” 1550s, from Spanish peso, literally “a weight,” from Latin pensum, properly past participle of pendere “to hang, to cause to hang” (see pendant).
noun, plural pesos bolivianos. 1. a nickel-clad steel coin, paper money, and monetary unit of Bolivia, equal to 100 centavos: replaced the boliviano in 1963.
[pes-uh-ree] /ˈpɛs ə ri/ noun, plural pessaries. Medicine/Medical. 1. a device worn in the vagina to support a displaced uterus. 2. a vaginal suppository. 3. (def 4). /ˈpɛsərɪ/ noun (med) (pl) -ries 1. a device for inserting into the vagina, either as a support for the uterus or (diaphragm pessary) to deliver a drug, such […]
/pes’im-l/ (Latin-based antonym for “optimal”) Maximally bad. “This is a pessimal situation.” Also “pessimise” To make as bad as possible. These words are the obvious Latin-based antonyms for “optimal” and “optimise”, but for some reason they do not appear in most English dictionaries, although “pessimise” is listed in the OED. [Jargon File] (1995-02-01)
- Pessimising compiler
/pes’*-mi:z”ing k*m-pi:l”r/ (Antonym of “optimising compiler”) A compiler that produces object code that is worse than the straightforward or obvious hand translation. The implication is that the compiler is actually trying to optimise the program, but through excessive cleverness is doing the opposite. A few pessimizing compilers have been written on purpose, however, as pranks […]