Definition of sov in English:

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Pronunciation: /sɒv/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


British informal
A pound sterling: two hundred sovs in used notes
More example sentences
  • There are ten sovs in it, so come on chaps, show him how it should be done!
  • He is now knocking up acrylic abstract paintings and is trying to flog 'em for 20 sovs: no luck yet though.
  • Not that I begrudge him a few sovs in royalties - which perhaps he can invest in a hair transplant - but it really is beyond surreal.


Early 19th century: abbreviation of sovereign.

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