Definition of cent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//sent//
; NAmE NAmE//sent//
(abbreviation c, ct)
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  • a coin and unit of money worth 1% of the main unit of money in many countries, for example of the US dollar or of the euro see also per cent, red cent
  • Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘a hundred’): from French cent, Italian cento, or Latin centum ‘hundred’.Idioms
    put in your two cents’ worth (North American English) (British English put in your two pennyworth, put in your two penn’orth)
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    (informal) to give your opinion about something, even if other people do not want to hear it
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cent