sous

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See also: Sous and sous-

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sous

  1. plural of sou

Etymology 2[edit]

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sous (plural sous)

  1. Obsolete form of sou (French coin).
    • 1802, Laurence Sterne, A sentimental journey through France and Italy (page 28)
      The moment I cast my eyes upon him, I was predetermined not to give him a single sous []
  2. plural of sous

Etymology 3[edit]

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sous (plural sous)

  1. Short for sous-chef.
    • 2014, Michael Gibney, Sous Chef: 24 Hours in the Kitchen
      A chef always looks out for his sous chef; a sous is always “under” his chef's wing—guided, nurtured, cared for, long after the stoves are turned off and the aprons are hung up. While other cooks are apprenticed to the kitchen, the sous is the lieutenant, the executor of Chef's wishes.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch saus.

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Noun[edit]

sous (plural souse, diminutive sousie)

  1. sauce

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

sous

  1. plural of sou

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /su/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French soubs, soubz, from Old French sus, sos, suz, soz, sost, from Latin subtus, which is derived from Latin sub.[1] Cognate to Italian sotto.

Preposition[edit]

sous

  1. below, under
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

sous m

  1. plural of sou
  2. (slang) money

References[edit]

  1. ^ Picoche, Jacqueline; Jean-Claude Rolland (2009) Dictionnaire étymologique du français (in French), Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert

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Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French source (source).

Noun[edit]

sous

  1. source

Mirandese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sous

  1. masculine plural of sou

Norman[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French sus, sos, suz, soz, sost, from Latin subtus, from sub.

Preposition[edit]

sous

  1. (Guernsey) below, under
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

sous m pl

  1. plural of sou
  2. (Guernsey, plural only) money

Old Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin suōs.

Adjective[edit]

sous

  1. masculine plural of sou