Definition of red cent in English:

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North American
1.1 [usually with negative] The smallest amount of money: some of the people don’t deserve a single red cent
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  • He ran an ad that totally distorted Governor Bush's record on taxes, claiming he saved not a single dime or single red cent for Social Security.
  • Unfortunately it won't be getting a single red cent from our household.
  • You can be damn sure they will never see a red cent of my money.


early 19th century: so named because it was formerly made of copper.

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