Adjective "fils" definition and examples

(Fils may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/fis//fiːs/

Definitions and examples

noun

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.
  1. 'Diesel prices rise by 30 fils for second time in a month.'

noun

Used after a surname to distinguish a son from a father of the same name.
  1. 'Hopefully Powell fils (I'm feeling French today) will learn to love being angry and speak up on behalf of his employers, the American people.'
  2. 'From the Alexandre Dumases, père and fils, to Kingsley and Martin Amis, father and son, the offspring of famous authors have followed in their parents' literary footsteps.'
  3. 'That's when his father took over what was then a restaurant and converted it into a grocery store; as of the making of the film, Toupin fils had lived in that same building (in an apartment upstairs) for all of his 52 years.'
  4. 'Nearly two decades after the fall of Duvalier fils, Haiti's social and economic fabric lies in utter shambles.'
  5. 'After his father's death in 1909, Gachet fils spent most of his life locked away in the Auvers house hoarding the past.'
  6. 'There's precious little genetics in the creative impulse if the paucity of père and fils novelists is anything to go by - or maybe the fear of comparison keeps most chips off the old block blocked for good.'
  7. '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.'
  8. 'Abraham was a senior officer during the dictatorships of both Duvalier fils and Prosper Avril, then himself briefly held the reins of power in the run-up to the 1991 elections.'
  9. 'Banner père, who seems to take his grooming tips from the Unabomber (this explains the famous Nolte mugshot: he was just getting in character!) visits Banner fils and reveals the truth about his past.'
  10. 'In between, they were owned by the Griffiths, Clark père and Calvin fils.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"years can be fils."

"weeks can be fils."

"reports can be fils."

"firmers can be fils."

Origin

French, ‘son’.