[sen-tuh-moh; Spanish then-tee-maw, sen-]
- 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
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Examples from the Web for centimo
There is no hurry—nor time nor aching vertebr with them count one centimo.Unexplored Spain
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.
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.
- 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
from Spanish; see centime
- a monetary unit of Sao Tomê e Principe, worth one hundredth of a dobra