red cent

noun

Definition of red cent

: penny used for emphasis in negative constructions

First Known Use of red cent

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of red cent was in 1837

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“Red cent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20cent. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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