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red cent, a

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red cent, a

noun phrase

(Variation: a (or one) red) A cent; the least amount of money; a THIN DIME: The poor man claimed he didn't have a red cent

[1839+; fr the fact that a copper cent is red]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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