Origin of sent

< Estonian senti (compare Finnish sentti) < Latin centum hundred; see centum1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for sents

Historical Examples of sents

  • They say there goin to charge three sents for a letter pretty soon.

    Dere Mable

    Edward Streeter

  • I guess the edittur was mad, wen he paid 50 sents charges, and found out it warnt no berthday present.

    The Bad Boy At Home

    Walter T. Gray

  • They cum in krowds to my Show and then axt me ten sents a lines for Puffs.

    The Complete Works of Artemus Ward

    Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)

British Dictionary definitions for sents


  1. the past tense and past participle of send 1, send 2


noun plural -ti
  1. a monetary unit of Estonia, worth one hundredth of a kroon

Word Origin for sent

C19: ultimately from Chinese ch'ien coin
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