cen·​ti·​mo | \ ˈsen-tə-ˌmō How to pronounce centimo (audio) \
plural centimos

Definition of centimo

1 : a former monetary unit equal to ¹/₁₀₀ peseta
2 : a monetary subunit of the bolivar, colón, dobra, guarani, and sol — see bolivar, colón, dobra, guarani, sol at Money Table

Examples of centimo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peru’s government bonds maturing 2026 fell 0.28 centimo to 124.70 centimos per sol. John Quigley, Bloomberg.com, "Peru’s Congress Starts Impeachment Proceedings Against President," 15 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'centimo.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of centimo

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for centimo

Spanish céntimo

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about centimo

Time Traveler for centimo

Time Traveler

The first known use of centimo was in 1870

See more words from the same year

Statistics for centimo

Cite this Entry

“Centimo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centimo. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on centimo

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with centimo

Nglish: Translation of centimo for Spanish Speakers

Comments on centimo

What made you want to look up centimo? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!