nounBritish • informal
- A pound sterling: two hundred sovs in used notesMore 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.