Meaning: Hundred (usually of money)

Origin: Unknown


Use: Ni one os Boy = My friend... gimmie a hundred shillings?

Period: Mid 2000

Synonyms: So Soo Sokla Red Ahando Hando

Pronounciation: (Noun) [ os ]

Relate: Money

Variations: OOs, Oss,

History: Reverse Sheng for the Sheng word so which is in-turn derived from English adverb "so" and related to things being "so big". Its use in denoting a hundred shillings stemmed from the fact that the for a long time, the largest denomination in Kenya was the 100 Shilling note. It was not until 1986 that the larger 200 shilling note was introduced.

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