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


red cent

BrE BrE//ˌred ˈsent//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌred ˈsent//
[singular] (North American English)
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(especially after a negative) a very small amount of money I didn't get a red cent for all my work. Word Originearly 19th cent.: so named because it was formerly made of copper.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: red cent