Origin of cent
Examples from the Web for cent
For example, since 2011 it has been adding 30 per cent more capacity per year on flights to Puerto Rico.
Force senators, their spouses and their immediate family to report their wealth down to the last dollar and cent.
It stayed at the top for three days, out-pacing tracks by Maroon 5, Kendrick Lamar, and 50 Cent.
An ode to Meryl Streep's brilliant selfie, taken at a Lakers game with 50 Cent and Kobe Bryant.Meryl Streep Took a Selfie With 50 Cent and Kobe Bryant. Give Her an Oscar.|Kevin Fallon|January 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Icons of the genre, Jay Z, 50 Cent, Kanye West, effortlessly telegraph cool.
There was not a cent left; not one single coin to rub against another.The Golden Butterfly|Walter Besant
There we were, with a hotel-bill to pay and never a cent wherewith to pay it.Memoirs|Charles Godfrey Leland
Every cent of his spending money was earned in similar ways.Captains of Industry|James Parton
In order to do this he rented it, at from half a cent to two cents an acre, and received his rent in produce.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: History|Ontario Ministry of Education
I have never yet taken home his clothes, that I didn't find the money waiting for me, exact to a cent.Choice Readings for the Home Circle|Anonymous
Word Origin for cent
late 14c., from Latin centum "hundred" (see hundred). Middle English meaning was "one hundred," but it shifted 17c. to "hundredth part" under influence of percent. Chosen in this sense in 1786 as a name for a U.S. currency unit by Continental Congress. The word first was suggested by Robert Morris in 1782 under a different currency plan. Before the cent, Revolutionary and colonial dollars were reckoned in ninetieths, based on the exchange rate of Pennsylvania money and Spanish coin.
see for two cents; not worth a dime (red cent); put in one's two cents.