/fils/, n., pl. fils.1. a coin and monetary unit of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, the 100th part of a dinar.2. a bronze coin of the United Arab Emirates, the 100th part of a dirham.3. an aluminum coin and monetary unit of the Yemen Arab Republic, the 100th part of a riyal.Also, fil.[1885-90; < Ar, prob. < Gk phóllis a kind of coin]son: sometimes used after a name with the meaning of Jr., as in Dumas fils. Cf. père.
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