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centavo

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noun cen·ta·vo \sen-ˈtä-(ˌ)vō\

Definition of centavo

plural

centavos

  1. :  a monetary subunit of the boliviano, córdoba, lempira, peso (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Mexico), quetzal, and sucre — see boliviano, córdoba, lempira, peso, quetzal at money table

Origin and Etymology of centavo

Spanish, literally, hundredth, from ciento hundred, from Latin centum


First Known Use: 1857


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centavo

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noun cen·ta·vo \-ˈtä-(ˌ)vü, -(ˌ)vō\

Definition of centavo

plural

centavos

  1. 1 :  a former monetary unit equal to 1100 Portuguese escudo

  2. 2 :  a monetary subunit of the escudo, metical, and real — see escudo, metical at money table

Origin and Etymology of centavo

Portuguese, from Spanish


First Known Use: 1913


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