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Topic: CURRENCIES

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: 'hundred', from Latin centum

cent

noun
     
cent S1 W1 [countable]
1PEC 1/100th of the standard unit of money in some countries. For example, there are 100 cents in one dollar or in one euro: symbol ¢
2

put in your two cents' worth

American English to give your opinion about something, when other people do not want to hear it

➔ not one red cent

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