noun (plural same)
- A monetary unit of Iraq, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, and Yemen, equal to one hundredth of a riyal in Yemen and one thousandth of a dinar elsewhere.More example sentences
- You can cross the creek on a dhow-ferry which costs 50 fils or 9p.
- Diesel prices rise by 30 fils for second time in a month.
- The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced last year plans to increase the cost of crossing the creek by traditional motor boat from 50 fils to Dh1 by January 1.
- Used after a surname to distinguish a son from a father of the same name: Alexandre Dumas fils Compare with père.More example sentences
- From about age 6 to 16, Chapman fils accompanied his father during many trips.
- Klein fils is a Brown graduate who worked as a newspaper reporter, at the Virginian-Pilot the Baltimore Sun, and The Wall Street Journal, before moving onto the Washington Post.
- Brueghel fils may never have reached the heights of his dad, but his Kermesse of St George (estimated at £2.5m- £3.5m) should still make a pleasing stocking-filler.
late 19th century: French, literally 'son'.