Os- (Noun) [ os ]
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|Meaning : Hundred (usually of money)|
Word use : Ni one os Boy = My friend... gimmie a hundred shillings?
Word period: Mid 2000
Word related to: Money
Word synonyms: So, Soo, Sokla, Red, Ahando, Hando,
Spelling variation: OOs, Oss
Word Origin : Unknown
Histo ya word.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.