Part of speech: noun

The one - hundredth part of a dollar.

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Usage examples "cent":

  1. In their twenty- five years of married life together Hattie Mandle never had had a five- cent piece that she could call her own. - "Half Portions", Edna Ferber.
  2. But twenty- five per cent. - "The Varmint", Owen Johnson F. R. Gruger.
  3. She don'towe a cent, nor ever shall for twenty- four hours after the bill is made out, while I own her. - "Jack Tier or The Florida Reef", James Fenimore Cooper.