centesimo

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noun (1)

cen·​tes·​i·​mo chen-ˈte-zə-ˌmō How to pronounce centesimo (audio)
plural centesimi chen-ˈte-zə-(ˌ)mē How to pronounce centesimo (audio)
: a former monetary unit equal to ¹/₁₀₀ Italian lira

centesimo

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noun (2)

cen·​tes·​i·​mo sen-ˈte-sə-ˌmō How to pronounce centesimo (audio)
plural centesimos
: a monetary subunit of the balboa and peso (Uruguay) see balboa, peso at Money Table

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Italian

Noun (2)

Spanish centésimo

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1840, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of centesimo was in 1840

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Cite this Entry

“Centesimo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centesimo. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

centesimo

noun
cen·​tes·​i·​mo
sen-ˈtes-ə-ˌmō
plural centesimos
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: a unit of value equal to ¹⁄₁₀₀ part of a Uruguayan peso
2
: a coin representing one centesimo
Etymology

Noun

Spanish centésimo, from Latin centesimus "hundredth," from centum "hundred"

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