Definition of centas
centaiplay \-ˌtī\ or
centuplay \-ˌtü\ also
: a monetary unit equal to 1⁄100 litas used in Lithuania from 1923 until 1940 and from 1991 through 2014 ◆The plural centai is used for denominations two and five, centu is used for denominations ten and over, and centas is sometimes used in English language sources as a general plural.
Origin and Etymology of centas
Lithuanian (nominative plural centai, genitive plural centų), probably from French centime or English cent
First Known Use: circa 1934See Words from the same year
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