centime

noun
cen·​time | \ ˈsän-ˌtēm How to pronounce centime (audio) , ˈsen- \

Definition of centime

1 : any of several former monetary units equal to ¹/₁₀₀ franc (as of Belgium, France, and Luxembourg)
2 : a monetary subunit of the dinar (Algeria), dirham (Morocco), franc (a number of especially sub-Saharan nations in Africa), and gourde — see dinar, dirham, franc, gourde at Money Table

Examples of centime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As for Viardot, she was genuinely upset by the loss of a friend but insisted on collecting every centime of her 2,000-franc fee (nearly half the cost of the funeral). The Economist, "A single market in culture emerged in the 19th century," 24 Oct. 2019 According to a chalkboard on the wall, the gilets jaunes of Saint-Macaire had a thousand and forty euros and eighty-eight centimes to their name. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, "Can Emmanuel Macron Stem the Populist Tide?," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of centime

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for centime

French, from cent hundred (from Latin centum) + -ime (as in décime tenth part)

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The first known use of centime was in 1796

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Cite this Entry

“Centime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centime. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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