Definition of sov in English:

sov

noun

British
informal
  • A pound sterling:

    ‘two hundred sovs in used notes’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There are ten sovs in it, so come on chaps, show him how it should be done!’

Origin

Early 19th century: abbreviation of sovereign.

Pronunciation

sov

/sɒv/