Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[sen-tuh-moh; Spanish then-tee-maw, sen-] /ˈsɛn təˌmoʊ; Spanish ˈθɛn tiˌmɔ, ˈsɛn-/
noun, plural centimos
[sen-tuh-mohz; Spanish then-tee-maws, sen-] /ˈsɛn təˌmoʊz; Spanish ˈθɛn tiˌmɔs, ˈsɛn-/ (Show IPA)
the 100th part of the monetary units of various countries, as Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Paraguay, and Venezuela.
Origin of centimo
1895-1900; < Spanish < French centime. See centime Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for centimo
Historical Examples
  • There is no hurry—nor time nor aching vertebr with them count one centimo.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • Priest and peasant, the great lady and the gentleman who sells one a glass of water for a centimo, brush past each other.

    The Grey Lady Henry Seton Merriman
  • Many a centimo would find its way from her pocket to his, and he would think her more motherly than ever.

    Glories of Spain Charles W. Wood
  • Heaven be praised I have never been in actual want; and Juan knows that he has never in vain asked me to lend him a centimo.

    Glories of Spain Charles W. Wood
British Dictionary definitions for centimo


noun (pl) -mos
a monetary unit of Costa Rica, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. It is worth one hundredth of their respective standard currency units
a former monetary unit of Andorra and Spain, worth one hundredth of a peseta
Word Origin
from Spanish; see centime


noun (pl) -mos
a monetary unit of Sao Tomê e Principe, worth one hundredth of a dobra
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for centimo

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for centimo

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for céntimo